The Universal Meaning of Blessings
According to poll results released in April 2011, 51 percent of people around the world believe in God. Although people may share the same religious denomination, they may not have the same view of who or what God is. Every organized religion has its own beliefs about the God they choose to worship. The subject of God often leads to many heated debates, altercations, acts of violence and ongoing discussions.
Along with the belief and worship of God often comes prayer, but prayer does not always involve God. Prayer is organized, unorganized, thankful, pleading, written or memorized. Just as there are an infinite number of names and beliefs regarding God, the same applies to prayer. Though prayer appears most often in organized religions, it appears in unorganized religions as well. Even though one is not always religious or spiritual, prayers of thanksgiving are often offered up after periods of stress, illness or any other situations in which one may feel that a higher power may have contributed to a positive resolution.
No matter what religion or belief system one believes in, one thing is common among all, and that is that these beliefs are often strong and powerful. Whether those beliefs are passed down from generation to generation or acquired on one's own, organized or unorganized, styles of prayer are never right or wrong.