“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day” – Abraham Lincoln.
This time I begin with a quote by AB Lincoln. Powerful words from someone who changed the fate of a nation. People often tend to underestimate the power of a prayer. There’s always a sense of calm when you know that someone out there is on his/ her knees praying for you. Prayer to me seemed like a show off of our affection with God. But all that changed in a dramatic way.
 For years I have often looked at prayer with contempt. Dad’s death and the period thereafter was horrible. I lost my only guide. All seemed lost until one eventful morning. It was something small but truly life changing. I was one of my routine SUNDAY visits to church. An 8 year old kid reeling of his wish list to the Almighty. Do you think God’s gonna give you everything you asked. I question him.
“I don’t know but if I ask with conviction and trust maybe he will” Pearls of wisdom from an 8 year old.  I wish I had known this at his age. Maybe God has his own way of letting us know that he listens. It made rethink the whole concept of prayer
Trust me PRAYER works. For it is based on 3 powerful foundations. FAITH, TRUST and HOPE. There’s nothing more comforting than knowing that there people are out there praying for you. I sign off this off with one of my own pearls of wisdom. 
PS: Brimming with hope and confidence.