|The 24 Hour Prayer|
Sanskrit Scriptures clearly state that if we speak to God for one day and one night without interruption, He will answer us. More precisely, we will truly be able to understand His answers, because of the accelerated elevation of our instruments of perception. Despite the method being extremely simple compared to the greatness and happiness of the divine answer offered to us, there are extremely few persons capable of making this effort. Even among the thousands of yoga practitioners who have received these revelations and who desire to communicate with God, very few have attained sufficient spiritual maturity. They are not purified enough to offer unconditional divine love, and so are incapable of being able to continuously invoke God through prayer for one day and one night ( 24 hours).
Essential Aspects in Prayer
Here we present the main aspects regarding the method for the 24 hours of continuous invocation of God, the ''24 Hour Prayer.''
In establishing a profound dialogue with God, we must have a well-defined concept about the particular manifestation of God. We should refer to this specific concept as often as possible in any moment of our existence and especially during the communication itself. For instance, if we are at the beginning of such a communication, we can visualise God The Father as the ''Divine Mother'' or as one of the ''Great Cosmic Powers'' with whom we have already established a profound communion. If this is not done, we will not receive any answers, or the answers will not be clear.
About the prayer ardor
God doesn’t responds to weakly or unenthusiastically calls but He only appears in front of those who pray to Him with the most intense ardor for one day and night (24 continuous hours). He never fails answer such fervent callings.“Oh Lord, our HEAVENLY FATHER, You are now for me invisible, impersonal, unknown and mysterious; still I believe, with deep, passionate love and abnegation to You, that You will assume a form and will reveal Yourself in my being.”
As long as we haven’t convinced yet God that we don’t have any other stronger wish in our heart, He will not answer us. At a wise approach we can realize this is normal, for why would God the Supreme Being reveal to us if we need nothing else in fact but his gifts?
“Oh God, all my delusions I had so far have ended. I want to speak with nobody else but You. I do know You are my only immortal treasure because, even after the entire world disappears, I will remain with you for ever.”
“Oh God, I humbly implore You, give me Your supreme grace.”
To obtain this supreme gift, there is a constant, passionate effort required. Nobody can theoretically explain to us or describe to the letter this ineffable state of Aspiration towards God and what its divine shiver may stir inside of us. We have nothing else to do but raise it and enhance it in ourselves. In fact, even this awakening and spontaneous enhancement of the aspiration towards God also is its turn, nothing else than the expression of God’s grace. There is an Indian proverb saying that:” Anyone can bring a horse to water, but nobody can force it to drink. But if the horse is very thirsty, it will search for the water by itself with the keenest zeal in the world.” Also we, when we have a huge thirst for God and we don’t pay any attention at all to other activities – in words or actions – He will certainly come to us. When we call God in our being, with all the ardor of our heart, without finding all kinds of excuses for this, He will come.
When we realize the Laya Yoga technique with AUM Mantra and at the same time we ask a question to God, from the depths of our soul, if we have really reached an authentic communication to God, we’ll amazingly find out this sound takes an ineffable shape in perfectly intelligible sentences in our language which will offer us precise instructions and revelations.
In fact the Heavenly Father is always speaking to us this way:
“Always call Me, talk to Me from the depths of your heart, from the bottom of your being, from the sanctuary of your soul, in intense and firm perseverance, keep searching for Me, even if I don’t answer to you for now. If you never give up calling Me in your heart, eager of my ineffable blissful void, whispering:
“Oh my beloved Heavenly Father, who are so silent, I humbly implore You, talk to me.”
"Then I will come to you, if you endevour long enough”.