Why do we have a prayer room?


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Most Indian homes have a prayer room or altar. A lamp is lit and the Lord worshipped each day. Other spiritual practices like japa – repetition of the Lord’s name, meditation, paaraayana – reading of the scriptures, prayers, and devotional singing etc are also done here.

Special worship is done on auspicious occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, festivals and the like. Each member of the family – young or old – communes with and worships the Divine here.The Lord is the entire creation. He is therefore the true owner of the house we live in too.

The prayer room is the Master room of the house.We are the earthly occupants of His property. This notion rids us of false pride and possessiveness. Also the Lord is all pervading. To remind us that He resides in our homes with us, we have prayer rooms.

Without the grace of the Lord, no task can be successfully or easily accomplished. We invoke His grace by communing with Him in the prayer room each day and on special occasions.

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