Why do you need to pray? The best answer comes from none other than Stephen R. Covey, the famous author of '7 Habits of Highly Effective People'. He says that there are parts to human nature that can not be reached by either legislation or education but require the power of God to deal with. I believe that as human beings, we can not perfect ourselves. To the degree to which we align ourselves with correct principles, divine endowments will be released within our nature in enabling us to fulfill the measure of our creation.

Covey further says that We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.

The following are the best bunch of prayers for a contemplative mind :

May I have the serenity to accept the things I can not change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

                          - American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr

Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers;
Powers that would astonish him,
that he never dreamed of possessing;
forces that would revolutionize his life
if aroused and put into action.

                             - Orison Swett Marden

Learning gives creativity;
Creativity leads to thinking.
Thing provides knowledge
Knowledge makes you great.

                                 - Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

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