P is for Prayers #atozchallenge

Folks,  check out these fellow bloggers on A to Z bloggers I have been enjoying reading – 

Reem Writes is writing beautiful letters to all people and events close to her.  


Fabulus and the Blue Life is exploring unique words related to our everyday lives.  It is total fun and I discovered few aspects of myself in them. 

Meanwhile, read another slice of life about Dia and Sameer.

PDia could smell the incense sticks from the next room and the tinkling of bells.  It was Sameer who must be doing his puja this early in the morning.  He was a stickler for his prayers.  The next 15 minutes will be spent in saying some shlokas,  going around the house,  praying at various corners,  and at different images of God.  He will pray even in front of the decorative curios which was of God.

How different they were,  Dia thought.  Dia would never be in front of all the idols,  praying.  When asked by Sameer,  she had said that,  she is not an atheist.  But,  she does not believe in idol worship.  She believed in the Almighty.  She prayed to him many times in the day.  But, it was more of a conversation she had with God in her mind.  She would also fold her hands in front of the occasional idol.  But,  she cannot pray like Sameer where he was totally  immersed for a good 20 minutes.

Dia felt,  there is no need to tell or show the world, that one is praying and calling on the almighty.

But,  she will never forget what Sameer told her one day.  He said, ‘You pray according to your beliefs.  In your prayers,  there is no one whom you have to emulate or to show to.  Speak to God from your heart.  If it is true,  He will hear.’

And thus they prayed,  in their own ways.


**This has been written for the A to Z Challenge 2016. My theme is A to Z in the life of Dia and Sameer, a geek and non-geek couple.  Short stories on their approach to daily life.  Do you know people like them?  Do share the stories with me. ***  

The characters Dia and Sameer are fully imaginary.  Any likeness to people is purely coincidental.   The views are the characters’ own and light-hearted.  They are not endorsements.

14 thoughts on “P is for Prayers #atozchallenge

  1. Oh dear Lord. Did I read that right!!
    This is so us. I believe in idol worship though. But never pray every morning and evening for a good 20 mins like P.
    This is so us! So us!!

  2. First of all, thank you for mentioning my blog 🙂
    And yes different people pray differently. It is all about ones beliefs. And we must give others the freedom to pray the way they want to.

  3. So sweet. I think I like Sameer now. Sorry Dia you are so much like me. But yes prayers are always heard if they are said with open heart. Nice story again Lata.

  4. Beautiful story. It’s always good to give space on matters as such and i always believe pray to anyone it could be your parents but it must be full of belief and love 🙂

    @TirelessReader from RandomRagas

  5. I agree with Dia on this one. As long as God lives on in our hearts, and we respect and adore him not only in the holy place but wherever we go, we are believers with strong faith. 🙂
    Thank you for mentioning me in your post today, Lata. I’m happy that you are enjoying my posts <3

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