The Concept of God in Hindu Religion
Poems and Prayers
A Universal Prayer to the One Almighty
1. Oh Almighty God, Creator of all worlds, -- You gave us all the FIVE elements;
Yet You manifest in all their forms, -- For us to feel and sense.
Forgive our faults done by ignorance, -- And save us from the effects of bad deeds;
Bless us with success in life, -- And unity with peace of mind.
2. You gave us the Limitless Sky, -- And You gave us the Purifying Air;
You gave us the Bright Fire, -- And You gave us the Cool Water;
You gave us this Mother Earth, --And You gave us the five senses to Feel;
To know and to enjoy all Your glory -- By Sound, Touch, Vision, Taste and Smell.
3. Oh Almighty God, Protector and Preserver of all, --You have come to us in many forms
Yet You remain formless as our One God -- That the Sages call by many names;
We pray to You in so many forms, -- With our body, mind and soul;
Bless us with Strength, Knowledge and Wealth; -- Give us all Health and Happiness.
4. As Absolute Truth and Happiness, -- In ever so many forms we see;
You reside inside every one of us, -- And protect us in every form we pray.
Bless us with the power and effort, -- To think about You and pray,
Both in adversity and prosperity, -- And praise all Your glory everyday.
5. As all the rain water falling on this earth, -- Reach the One great ocean in the end;
Let all our prayers in all Your Names reach You, -- As You are the beginning and the end.
Lead us to the right path of long life, -- With happiness and righteous living;
Oh Almighty God, the great Destroyer of all evil, -- Give us a World of Peace and Prosperity.
-- Bala N. Aiyer.