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Q&A: Prayer and Meditation

How can we make our prayer most intense?

You can make your prayer most intense by using your gratitude-heart. While you are praying, you should feel that the prayer is coming from your heart, and you have to feed the prayer with gratitude. If you do not nourish the prayer with your gratitude-heart then your prayer will not be intense. Nothing divine will be intense unless and until you are grateful to the Supreme. At every moment your gratitude-heart must feed your inner cry. This will intensify your prayer, your aspiration, your dedication and all your spiritual qualities.

When I pray, I kneel down devotedly and secretly. When I meditate, I lift up my heart soul fully and perfectly.