Offer a Prayer

We learn prayers from our childhood. There are simple prayers of gratitude, prayers for the welfare of loved ones, and, of course, prayers for some cherished desire to be fulfilled. We offer prayers for forgiveness, and prayers for strength to change ourselves for the better. Atheists think that a prayer to God is sheer imagination. For centuries, however, thousands of sincere practitioners have accumulated definite evidence of the positive results of prayer. The real purpose of prayer is not to gain material resources or even spiritual salvation for oneself. The power of prayer is best utilised when we petition Krishna for things that will help us spiritually connect with Him. When we pray with devotion and desperation, Krishna hears.

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Prayers from Srimad Bhagavatam

  Prayers By Reference
1 Prayers by Vyasadev 1.1.1
2 Prayers by Arjuna 1.7.22-25
3 Prayers by Queen Kunti 1.8.18-43
4 Prayers by Bhishma 1.9.32-42
5 Prayers by Ladies of Hastinapura 1.10.21-25
6 Prayers by Sukadeva Goswami 2.4.12-23
7 Prayers by Kardama Muni 3.24.28-33
8 Prayers by Devahuti 3.33.2-8
9 Prayers by Dhruva 4.9.6-17
10 Prayers by Maharaja Prthu 4.20.23-31
11 Prayers by Vritrasura 6.11-23-27
12 Prayers by King Chitraketu 6.16.34-48
13 Prayers by Prahlada 7.9.8-50
14 Prayers by Gajendra 8.3.2-29
15 Prayers by Satyavrata 8.24.46-53
16 Prayers by Demigods 10.2.26-41
17 Prayers by Nala Kubera 10.10.29-38
18 Prayers by Brahma 10.14.3-39
19 Prayers by Wives of Kaliya 10.16.33-53
20 Prayers by Indra 10.27.4-13
21 Prayers by Gopis 10.31.1-19
22 Prayers by Akrura 10.40.1-30
23 Prayers by Muchukunda 10.51.45-57
24 Prayers by Rudra (Bana’s battle) 10.63.40-44
25 Prayers by by Vedas 10.87.21-41

Video: “Joyful in service and prayer  – the essence of bhakti”

“Prayers to the Supreme Cosmic Being” – (11th Chapter of Bhagavad-gita)

“The thoughtful prayers of Prahlad Maharaj”:

 

Daily Prayers

Prayer to Srila Prabhupada

nama om visnu-padaya krsna-presthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krsna on this earth, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.

namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvisesa-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine
Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master, servant of Sarasvati Gosvami. You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Caitanyadeva and delivering the Western countries, which are filled with impersonalism and voidism.

Prayer to Lord Chaitanya

sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu nityananda
sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrnda
I offer my obeisances to Sri Krsna Caitanya, Prabhu Nityananda, Sri Advaita, Gadadhara, Srivasa and all others in the line of devotion.

Hare Krsna Maha-mantra

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare
O energy of the Lord (Hare), O all-attractive Lord (Krishna), O supreme enjoyer (Rama), please engage me in Your service.

Prayers to Lord Nrsimha

namas te narasimhaya prahladahlada-dayine
hiranyakasipor vaksah-sila-tanka-nakhalaye
I offer my obeisances to Lord Narasimha who gives joy to Prahlada Maharaja and whose nails are like chisels on the stonelike chest of the demon Hiranyakasipu.

ito nrsimhah parato nrsimho yato yato yami tato nrsimhah
bahir nrsimho hrdaye nrsimho nrsimham adim saranam prapadye
Lord Nrsimha is here and also there. Wherever I go Lord Nrsimha is there. He is in the heart and is outside as well. I surrender to Lord Nrsimha, the origin of all things and the supreme refuge.

tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-srngam
dalita-hiranyakasipu-tanu-bhrngam
kesava dhrta-narahari-rupa jaya jagadisa hare
O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of half-man, half-lion! All glories to You! Just as one can easily crush a wasp between one’s fingernails, so in the same way the body of the wasplike demon Hiranyakasipu has been ripped apart by the wonderful pointed nails on Your beautiful lotus hands.

Jaya Radha-Madhava

(jaya) radha-madhava kunja-bihari
(jaya) gopi-jana-vallabha giri-vara-dhari
(jaya) jasoda-nandana, braja-jana-ranjana,
(jaya) jamuna-tira-vana-cari

Krsna is the lover of Radha. He displays many amorous pastimes in the groves of Vrndavana, He is the lover of the cowherd maidens of Vraja, the holder of the great hill named Govardhana, the beloved son of Mother Yasoda, the delighter of the inhabitants of Vraja, and He wanders in the forests along the banks of the River Yamuna.

Published onTuesday, April 20th, 2021

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