If you know me and you are reading this, you probably wonder how come can born atheist start praying to God? Here’s the thing. I’ve always been taught that there’s no God and that even if there was one then He would not be able to hear out all the people in the world. Well, hold on, because even if you don’t believe in God, prayer can change your life in a very positive way.
As you might have already noticed, when it comes to praying, I’m totally not a pro. In fact, last time I’ve been in a church was on Christmas and I tried to pray only twice. But hear me out. Because this is something we can all benefit from and you don’t have to go anywhere, not even to the church.
Although I prayed only twice, there was something very profound that I experienced. When I connected to God I was overwhelmed by compassion and kindness. I stopped thinking about what I want from God and focused more on what God wants from me.
You don’t need to worry you are doing something wrong. There’s almost nothing you can mess up. As long as you pray with your heart, you are good to go. So if you want to improve your life or maybe just experiment a bit, I say give it a try.
Here’s the deal. If you want, you can join me on this journey and do this challenge with me. The challenge of praying right before going to bed. If you already have a praying routine going on, you can come on board and use the prayer which I shared below.
Here’s my most favourite prayer that I’m going to use throughout this week:
Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith,
Where there is despair, hope,
Where there is darkness, light,
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much
seek to be consoled as to console,
not so much to be understood as to understand,
not so much to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
it is in dying that we awake to eternal life.
— St. Francis of Assisi
I wish you the best of luck on this journey! 🙏