Soulful = real & authentic prayer
Soulful praying happens when prayer is real, not phony. The prayers have to be
authentic. And this happens when our minds and hearts are open.
Sometimes real and authentic prayer happens right away. Sometimes we
have to really work for it; to open the heart, to let go of any concepts
of believes, to move the fear.
Matters of the heart are very much connected to the people around us. Henri J.M Nouwen said is wisely:
"You must make the connection between prayer and
The closer you are to the heart of God,
the closer you come to the heart
of the world,
the closer you come to others.”
Ghandi spoke so beautifully about prayer and the reason why we need prayer and specifically how we need to count on the power of prayer.
"We are born to serve our fellow man, and we
cannot properly do so unless we are wide awake. There is an eternal struggle
raging in man’s breast between the powers of darkness and of light, and he who
has not the sheet-anchor of prayer to rely upon will be a victim to the powers
of darkness. The man of prayer will be at peace with himself and the whole
Take care of the vital thing and other things
will care of themselves.
Begin therefore your day with prayer, and
make it so soulful that it may remain with you until the evening".