How to pray to lord if we like to come out of problems?
A male devotee asked like this:
“Hare Krsna, Prabhuji pranaam , I have same Question. if we are in a Problem in what way we should pray to god. What Makes God Happy?”
The truth is, You need not ask anything from Him.
Because, you believe that Krishna knows all your pains. He will clear those problems based on our past karma. He knows all our activities of all our births. He is like the MASTER SERVER in His NETWORK in which all the jeevans are connected. If you go to an internet cafe, there will be many computers. All these computers would have been connected with a master server computer. If you see a site in a computer, your computer records it in your browser and the master server also records it. In case, your computer fails, there will be no loss of data because the data have been connected to the master server also.
Similarly, All our activities are carried along with the athma as well as the master server, Lord. So, though the person forgets the recorded incidents when he changes the bodies, Lord , who is the master server remembers those recordings.
I am not telling stories. Krishna Himself told Arjuna in Bhagavad Gita that He remembers all the happenings of all the births, that Arjuna can not.
So, the point is that Lord knows WHY WE FEEL THE PAINS NOW AND HOW TO CLEAR THEM. Though you do not pray to Him, He knows all your pains.
Then, why should we pray?
Because, it gives a kind of satisfaction for us and we feel: “I have told everything to Krishna. Hereafter, He will take care of the problems”. So, we pray to Him.
However, a matured devotee will understand that all the happenings in his life has reasons. And, he also knows that if he tries and escapes from any reacations, he will have to face those happenings again in the next birth because, no karma can be avoided though you postpone it.
So, my first advice will be to accept the pains as it is because, we only are the cause for all our present problems. In our past births, we have done something wrong and we are facing the reactions now. So, unless we face these reactions, we can not clear our karma. So, let us learn to face the pains with patience and prayers.
Ok, then, what should we pray to Lord?
Offer worship Lord out of Love, not for any beneficial reasons. Just continue to show your love and full faith on Krishna. Trust that He is clearing our karma fast and hence we face problems more. Also believe that He has given the strength to us to face the reactions of our karma.
So, you may pray like this to Krishna:
“Oh, Krishna, I am aware that I am facing the reactions of my past karma and I only am the cause for all my problems. But, I now realize that I have led uncontrolled and sinful life in the past births and even in this birth. So, please forgive me for all my past offenses and sins. I will be very careful in NOT involving in sinful acts in future. So, please give me strength to face all my karmic reactions. Also please show your mercy so that I will not get serious problems as a result of my karma. Please extend this to all the genuine devotees who feel for their sins of past. Thank you”
Pray this daily and also continue serious chanting. Some people (I do not mean you) are not ready to do even a small penances like chanting, fasting for Lord and expect so many benefits from Lord. Though the Lord is very merciful, we should remember that such penances like chanting, fasting, etc, will play a major role in reducing the severity of our karmic reactions and they will also protect that we are not destabilised by those karmic reactions.
So, pray, and also follow the recommended devotional practices regularly. You will find peace in life.
All the best.