The Prayer Project — Reclaiming Our World
from The Prayer Project Book)
By Paramahansa Jagadish
WELCOME TO THE PRAYER PROJECT!
Prayer Project is a project designed to do one simple thing: change the world through the power of prayer. That’s it. You can change the world through the power of prayer in as little as 10 minutes a day.
The world is on the brink of change. No longer can we disregard our environment, our economy, our own futures
and simply assume that everything will just work itself out. The world is affected with selfishness, greed and disregard for life. Different factions of terrorists and political leaders seek to control
and dominate others. Oppressed people and those choosing a path toward spiritual growth are ready for a change. Peace is the message we all need to be meditating and praying on! Peace within
ourselves and in the outer world — they work hand in hand.
This Prayer Project quest began when I thought about the state of
the world today — in terms of war, injustice and environmental decline — and wondered how I could help spread the message of peace and an experience of divine joy that
everyone could participate in. It’s important
that we find a way to become happy
and inspired again, don’t you think? And to protect
and nurture our planet and its inhabitants…. Is there a way to do this, to create a feeling of
hope and happiness every day and benefit others
What can one person do, when it often seems we
are so isolated and alone?
contemplated these questions and came up with an answer. What if I told you that we can transform the world in three minutes — three times a day? That
does not seem like a lot of time to invest, but that is truly all it takes to
change your world — and the world around you.
You may be
questioning how just one person can change the world in mere minutes a day. The
beauty of this movement is that it isn’t just one person, but hundreds and
thousands, or even millions of people praying for peace, joy and love all at
the same time. That’s right; together we really can change the world.
As we begin
to take responsibility for our lives, a transformation occurs. We will inspire
others to also take up the cause of wanting change and transformation. It is through
individual transformation that each of us can do our part to bring more peace,
joy, and love to the world.
changing the world — literally changing the vibration that exists in the air
around us — merely by taking time out of your day to stop and… pray. Now imagine your neighbor joining you, your colleagues at work, in the dorm, in the park, at the
bookstore — anywhere and everywhere you are.
Now imagine millions of people, in millions of homes, offices, colleges and universities, parks, parking lots
and places of worship joining you; imagine the power coursing through the
universe, imagine the positive energy flowing from this simple, daily exercise!
What is this exercise? It is very simple: all you do is pray three times a day, for just three minutes
• 6 a.m. or 6:30
a.m. or 7 a.m.
• 12 noon or 12:30
p.m. or 1 p.m.
• 6 p.m. or 6:30
p.m. or 7 p.m.
I call this
my 3 x 3 System and it is at the heart of The
Prayer Project. All I ask is that you pray in the morning, the middle of the day and in the evening and that, as you increase the
amount of prayer in your life you spread the wealth and encourage others around
you to do the same.
spreading the wealth, you’ve just found your first prayer partner! That’s
right, I have made the commitment to
do this with you. I will be there every day praying for three minutes, three times a day, and new prayers will be frequently posted at the www.Project-Project.com website.
HOW TO PRAY FOR 9 MINUTES DAILY?
Do what I
call concentrated prayers and wish-filled visualizations of compassion, joy, health and happiness filling the world
and every being in it!
You can also
choose established prayers and shift between faiths during the different times
you pray. My book The Prayer Project has hundreds of such peace and healing prayers. This way, you can get
a feel for how different faiths pray. Almost all of the prayers and
contemplations look toward some sort of higher power for their blessing of
peace on earth. The language may be different and the way they ask might be new
to you, but all of the prayers have been chosen for their central theme of peace.
You may speak
your prayers aloud, your may recite them in your head (say, if you’re stuck in
an elevator at your lunchtime prayer session), you may use a device like a
rosary or prayer beads to help you count for the three minutes, or even a timer
or your wristwatch. Whatever way you choose is correct, as there is no right or
wrong way to pray for peace.
Remember to “pray with your feet” as well as
with your mouth or your mind. What do I mean by this? Prayer is a living thing,
not just words on a printed page or hymns we share in a church. To truly change
our world, our prayer must transform our lives as well as the lives of others. That means praying with your feet, by doing good deeds and moving the prayer
I invite you
to sign the The Prayer Project pledge on the website and become a Prayer Project Ambassador, Furthermore, you can submit prayers for
the world on an accompanying web page so you can share them. Best of all, you can download the entire Prayer Project Book for free at www.Prayer-Project.com
Parmahansa Jagadish is the leader behind The Prayer
Project and the author of The Prayer Project book, featuring hundreds of universal,
multicultural prayers. He is a world-renowned master healer, teacher and
spiritual leader who guides people in discovering their own Stewardship of the
Soul. With more than four-and-a-half decades of deep and concentrated spiritual
practice rooted in Eastern Yogic, Tibetan Buddhist and Hawaiian traditions, he
brings together both an Eastern and Western perspective. Visit: