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Friday, August 08, 2014

The Prayer and the Rope

Just as happiness is part of life so is suffering- that blinding feeling, which seems to purge your heart and poured it with bitter taste of pain. As one goes through the ordeal of anger, hatred, grief and lamentation of if’s and but’s, slowly, the spirit gets tired of fighting and it just simply goes through the flow of living. 

The gut- wrenching pain hurls you into one thing that could only comfort you- prayer. You know that even if your insides are being twisted and pounded into the abyss of helplessness something is at work. It propels you into realization that in your brokenness, only the prayer could help you, the flicker of hope lingers to dwell in your heart. You know that your heart and spirit are tired but there is somebody out there bigger than the malady that you’re going through and that He’ll take care of everything. You know that even if you don’t voice everything that’s in your heart, somebody out there understands.

Prayer then becomes the rope of your brokenness. As you drown yourself into the tears of travail of uncertainties, pity, regret, anger, doubts, fears and dreads, prayer is the rope that would tie you to hope, faith and optimism that tomorrow might bring. As the body and spirit is barren of any strength to fight, prayer binds you with faith that things will get better soon. You will be battered along the passage but just as prayer tied you to hang on, prayer will also help you to hope that in the future, scars will utterly fade away.

"The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”  


  1. Prayer has led me through some of the darkest moments in my life. Prayer has two pillars: hope (the happy anticipation of good) and faith (that the good will eventually come). I know a lot of people don’t subscribe to prayer, and that’s okay. But for many, it is what we cling to so we don’t despair. Beautiful post.

  2. I think our inner strength truly comes from loss and mistakes. Beautiful post.

  3. Great and inspiring post. Being raised to believe in faith and love has been a guide to me in my approach to things and how I treat and respond to others.

  4. One of my friends recently said to me (I’ve stolen this phrase now and use it myself), the sun is always shining, but sometimes it’s just covered up by clouds. I’ve never been big on prayer or religion either one. I simply try to see the good that can come out of bad situations. Because something good always does. The question is, are we open to seeing it? I always aim to make the answer yes.

  5. Great and inspiring writing! I agree with the fact that faith and hope are often times really important to get through difficult times!

  6. Very interesting read & so inspiring.We all need to be optimistic at all times whether good or bad days.

  7. Everyone needs a way to escape, cope, and believe that everything is going to work out. Whatever your faith. believing that better things are coming and that pain is temporary is the only way to move forward.

  8. Beautiful post and though I'm not overtly religious, I've resorted to prayers during tough times... the typical "I remember God in sorrow and not happiness' syndrome. It does help to get through tough times.


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