I have often felt that something else has been watching over me. How the spirits of humans and animals that I have always wanted to be with get attached to me somehow is just one example of this. For instance, I once saw my friend’s cat 2 or 3 days before she actually visited me. But, prayers are beyond human gut feelings. My prayers are something else because sooner or later they grant me real results.
I think of prayer as a totem because it works like that although it isn’t a physical object and thus doesn’t fit the definition of a totem─but, then again our definitions of physical and mental spaces are very narrow because these are designed by analyzing only some available parameters. Prayers open the other dimensions like the spirit world and dreams. The things that I have achieved through prayers are very difficult to understand.
I am going to show you some of my prayers:
- I was praying hard to be with a relative of mine who was here from overseas. That month, my college postponed its opening date. This is how I ended up meeting him.
- I prayed for a Prisoner of War (POW), Omar Khadr, because he was just a child who just happened to be in the wrong place. He was released later by the same authorities that brought him to trial. I prayed for him a lot because when I saw this kid’s picture, I somehow went inside the picture; and, I saw him sobbing about something. Really, he seemed like a creative and gifted person to me.
- A teacher once emotionally abused me while I was studying in a particular college. I left the college but I prayed against her. Some months later, I received an email from a friend of mine. To my surprise, he told me that this teacher has left her position but he does not know exactly why. I don’t know if she came back or not. I didn’t follow up at all! But, I know that a lot of students got worried and bonded due to her attitude towards me.
- I was supposed to marry this Pakistani guy whom I kind of liked but only as a friend. I got engaged to him despite being very reluctant about all of this. Then, our entire family left for Canada. Some years afterwards, they called and asked me to come back to be wed. Now the thing is that I wasn’t attracted to him as a woman; and, I had already spent lots of time connecting with people and studying in Canada. So when they asked me to come back, I said NO. And, I did some drama so my parents realized that this was not going to work out at all. Thus, my first engagement broke. I have always prayed for my safety, which is how God keeps saving me even when a disaster strikes. Thank God!
- I started writing poetry after I issued some prayers. This is a very significant event in my life since I am not well-educated in poetry. I know only whatever I have learned in high school and then through one university course. That is all I really know! And, I never wrote a poem as academic work; thus, I never received feedback from any qualified professor. The first poem I wrote was a free verse. And, it just got published in the university newspaper, just like I snapped my fingers. I got no clue how that happened! But now I am connected to some pretty well-known poets. And, I actually attend poetry events where I share my work. I can’t believe God gave me a new identity like this.
And, there are some more such prayers.
Saying all this, I know that not all my prayers yield results in this dimension but then again there are other dimensions where they work better.
Added on June 28, 2021
Here is the result of one of my prayers that got accepted. I prayed a lot for Iraq when the Iraq war started; and, I also advocated to stop this war. My birthday is on March 06. Pope Francis met some Muslim leaders in Iraq on March 06, 2021. I dreamt of Pope Francis around a year before this visit took place; several years ago, I also dreamt of Iraq and the wounded Iraqis. Read “Regarding Pope Francis’s Visit to Iraq”. I said this prayer a long while ago so I don’t recall if I recited Surah Nuh for this or not. But, I definitely said lots of prayers for this.
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