7 Things I Pray to God for Every Night before Falling Asleep

Day 46/365: Praying to God has an important role in our lives, regardless if we believe in one god, more gods or your own god

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I am not a believer in the God described in the Bible, the Quran or any other religious book. No offence to you religious people, I admire your dedication, but I simply can’t bite into the idea that God needs to write a book for his people in order to educate them, hoping that they’ll succumb to his rules and avoid eternal damnation. It makes no sense to me why a God would do something like that, if he is the creator of everything.

“I believe God wrote the Word in your essence. That’s the genius of my Father. You were born knowing right from wrong. You don’t need a book to tell you that” — Eddie Griffin

It’s all written in our essence. Since we were born, we have a tendency of knowing right from wrong. For example, we know it’s wrong to kill our mom, so we are born knowing the difference between good and evil. Why would I then need to read a book about it from a God, when I already have that knowledge written deep inside me?

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There is a God

Although I’m not sure about the Bible God, I can’t but believe that there’s no way we humans just popped into existence on Earth. We own a body that is an incredible machine, more sophisticated than any machine that we have ever built, capable of healing itself and working in perfect harmony despite the fact that it’s composed off of 37 trillion tinny living cells.

That’s the work of some higher power, whether you call it God, Buddha, the Universe or something else, and it does exist, no doubt about it.

Praying, along with other rituals that we humans have and used for thousands of years, gives our life meaning. We pray as a form of releasing our innermost problems or thoughts and for trying to find understanding and help from an invisible force that we believe created us, so it must know the answers.

Praying works, because for every action, including praying, there’s an opposite and equal reaction. Praying might be something that you do just by thinking, but it still requires a release of energy, which has been scientifically proven that is bound to forever exist in the universe.

What do I pray to God for every night?

Health

We can control a lot of things in our life, but health is one of those vital human conditions that we have little control over. Yes, we can eat healthily, yes, we can never smoke or drink, yes, we can take care of our hygiene, but we can still get seriously ill for some reason.

“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you” — Joyce Meyer

I pray to God for my health and to keep those around me healthy. If there’s health, everything else is achievable.

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Courage

People are not animals. With animals, courage is so well imprinted in what they are, that they don’t need to work on it. It’s instinctual. With humans, gathering the courage to do something as mundane as going for a job interview or meeting your crush is sometimes hard.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” — Winston Churchill

I pray to God to give me the courage to go through my day, and most of the times, things work out.

Motivation

Working as a professional writer every day is not a hard task if you’re not taking the backache into account from standing in a chair for hours on end. But working with words every day is no easy feat, and can get quite harsh from time to time. It gets so wobbly on occasions, that I simply find no motivation for what I’m doing.

“A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning” — Pat Riley

That’s why I pray to God for motivation every night, which is crucial for me to get my projects done, to make my clients happy and to have my bills paid.

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Strength

Everything in life requires strength. Not just physical, although that’s the one I’m talking about here, but also mental. Even if you’re just waking up to go to the bathroom, you need a lot of strength to push yourself out of the comfy bed, get out, wash your face and start the day.

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength” — Oprah Winfrey

I pray to God for strength and goodwill every night, as I need it more than anything in any sort of activity that I’m doing, regardless if it’s a physical or a mental one.

Intelligence

Working with my mind instead of my body, as in physical work is a true blessing. Somehow I managed to learn everything that I had to in order to make this a possibility because physical labour is a complete no-no for me.

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings” — Salvador Dali

I pray to God to keep my intelligence at its best every day, as it plays the utmost important role in my career and my overall well-being.

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Efficiency

I, like many of you, am obligated to make ends meet and work as efficiently as possible. How do you find the resources to take in as much work as you can, do your best for your new or ongoing customers and still be able to catch your breath and meet a friend or two at the end of the day?

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things” — Peter Drucker

I pray to God to make me choose efficiently and smartly between my tasks, thus allowing me to get through the day in the most efficient way possible.

Love

Although we feel it and get simply crazy because of it, love is not something that we can define. We know when it’s there, we know when it goes away, but we can’t put up a definition for it. Love is what makes us humans because there’s no other life form that gets to feel and is able to change for love as much as we humans do.

“Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out” — Jenn Proske

I pray to God to give me the tools I need to be able to love and show love to my friends, family and closed ones, but also for the people on the street, the strangers that I meet in line at the supermarket and even the ones that have done me wrong. But ultimately, I pray to God to to allow me to love myself exactly for who I am, to cherish what I have and to be happy with my limitations and misfortunes.

What do you pray to God for before going to sleep?

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