The Power of Prayer

What is Ardas? Is it a request? In a request you are powerless. You are subject to the one who has the thing you are asking for. So if Ardas is a request where is the power? Should I make a request hoping it might be granted? Or should I go before my Guru, make the request with conviction that whatever I ask for will be granted?

There is a difference in these 2 approaches. Have confidence that “Whatever I ask for, God gives that to me”. One approach is based on hope. The other on conviction. If you ask for prashad, or a roti in Langar, the person serving will course give it. Not giving it would be unthinkable. The things I’ve really prayed for, I’ve always gotten. The things I kind of prayed for happened sometimes. When I wasn’t sure, it didn’t happen.

When we chant, meditate, and do Ardas, we are creating a vibration. That frequency vibrates to the supreme frequency and makes a connection. When that happens, prayers are heard. Guru tells us that prayers are heard Where does the power come from? Conviction. We have the power. When you surrender yourself, and humble yourself to make that request, you are acknowledging that you need help. You acknowledge that there is something beyond you that can cover, protect, and clear the way.

This class on the Power of Prayer was a class taught by Gurutej Singh at Camp Miri Piri.  Visit for more information about this annual event.

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    Please pray for health, peace, prosperity and blessings. I am having stomach related issues for last 4 years and problem with eyes. In short, please pray for my overall
    health which has not been sound for last 28 years and hence depressed. Want lord to take away all my problems. Thank you, regards and God bless.

    • OngKar Kaur Khalsa says:

      Wahe Guru, Ajay. We will add you to our weekly ardas (prayer) list. May Guru grant you all you need to keep up and overcome all of your challenges. Love and Blessings to you!

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