Why is prayer so important?
Our prayer is an extraordinary prayer that is concise, yet it is full of meaning! Please click on the prayer on the menu to see our complete prayer.
Evil Sweeping, Save us please, Universal Saving God.
Let us decipher this statement. Evil refers to the paths of the mistaken mind which includes greed, arrogance, and self love. Sweeping refers to God distinguishing our minds, and placing disorders or illness on our bodies appropriate to the evils we have today in our hearts. Us refers to all mankind. We are saved when we reflect on our disorders, and rid ourselves of greed, arrogance, and self love. When this is done, we are also saved physically by returning the disorder back to God. Without these evils in our hearts, our behavior becomes good, creating a joyous future.
But the second part of the prayer is different from the first part. It does not appear to be asking God for help. I believe that this part was included to remind us of the origin of mankind. Why was mankind created? According to the Tip of the Writing Brush, God created mankind to live a joyous life. Without this knowledge, our prayers may be misdirected to selfish goals. I believe this second part was placed to focus the individual on the purpose of our prayer.
The third part of our prayer is like the first part in that it is concise and full of meaning.
Evil Sweeping, Save us quickly. All mankind purified, the Joyous Life.
Let us dissect this statement. We are asking God to sweep away even like the first part, but it is also asking God to hasten this process. This part also gives the individual hope of what will happen when the sweeping is completed. In essence, it is almost like the first part of the prayer, but it motivate the individual by being able to see the finish line.
If this confuses you, Just pray to God that someday all mankind live a joyous life! Yes, get rid of greed, arrogance, and self love in your heart, and also ask God to help you.
“Evil Sweeping, save us please, Universal Saving God”