Savvy Raj

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A Prayer


I bet everyone will love to read this…..
Every day early morning a little girl would come to the temple and stand before the idol, close her eyes and with folded hands, murmur something for a couple of minutes, then open her eyes, bow down, smile and go out running.This was a daily affair.
The temple Poojari was observing her and was curious about what she was doing.
He realised that she was too small to know the deeper meaning of religion & that she would hardly know any prayers. But then what was she doing every morning in the temple?
A few days passed and Poojari now couldn’t resist but to find out more about her behaviour.
One morning, the Poojari reached there before the girl and was waiting for her to complete her ritual.
He placed his hand on her head and said, “My child, I have been seeing you since the last few days. You come here regularly. What do you do?”
“I pray,” She said spontaneously.
“Do you know any prayers?”asked the Poojari with some suspicion in his voice.
“…No” Replied the girl.
“Then what are you doing closing your eyes every day?” he smiled.
Very innocently the girl said :“I do not know any prayer, but I know “a,b,c,d….up to z.”I ‘recite it five times’ and tell God that,”I don’t know your prayer, but it cannot be outside of these alphabets.” Please arrange the alphabets as you wish and that is my prayer.”
And she ran, jumping on her way out.
The Poojari stood there dumbstruck,staring at her for a long time as she disappeared running in the wilderness.
This is THE UNCONDITIONAL belief in God that we pray.


Author: Savvy Raj

Dance Educator, Writer, Artist, Designer, Wellness Mentor & Consultant

5 thoughts on “A Prayer

  1. SMiLes THeRE iS A Spiraling

    Wind Deep Within THeRE

    Is A SPiRiT With No NaMe

    Still to Come in Letters

    Never Imagined

    Before in This

    Flow THere is No Time,
    Distance, Space, or Even

    ‘Matter of Things,’ THere is One
    Step of Dance Eternally Now to
    BREaTHE Inhaling Peace Exhaling
    LoVE Free

    This Dance


    Prayer Comes
    With SPiRiT Winds
    of Wings SoUL Unleashing
    ReLeaSinG Free to Be i AM Now


    With SMiLes..:)


  2. Beautiful! It is no coincidence that there is a similar story in Jewish tradition. The child is a shepherd boy who only knows his alphabet letters. His request of the Divine is the same. His perfect faith is the same. The beautiful message is the same. Thank you for sharing, my dear friend!

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