Divine Wisdom: The passage, “…those who are patient, seeking the countenance of their Lord,” Surah Ar-Ra’d – QN13:22, reminds us that, by using the phrase ‘seeking the countenance of their Lord’, Allah is teaching us that our prayers do not have to be long, loud or laboured, and in saying that, our God knows what we need before we ask Him. He is in effect inviting us to find passages with promises in The Quran that correspond to our needs and stand on them, making sure that our mind is focused, our hearts are prepared and our emotions clear.
In other words, we should pray frequently and always state clearly that which is troubling us, and patiently persevere in waiting on the Lord.
So let the knowledge that:
1) When we commit ourselves to prayer, God becomes our focus rather than some personal struggle;
2) We are relieved of worry and able to release anything concerning us so we can become altogether lost in the majesty of His presence and the joy of His Grace; and
3) After each session, we find ourselves refreshed, relieved, ready and excited to do as He pleases;
Teach you, this new week, do not allow anxiety and worrying keep you from commencing praying, rather take each day as it comes and speak to your God ‘standing, sitting and lying down…” QN3:191! Constantly and frequently are the answer!
Pray with me: O Allah! Forgive us our sins, blot out our iniquities, grant us relief from Your bounties, ease our tasks for us, and help us fulfil Your promises upon ourselves, by Your mercy. Ya Rabb, when the time comes, please take our souls in the company of the righteous.
Good morning and have a Splendid Week!