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I pray to God

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P R Subramanian

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I pray the Almighty that all things living & non living cherish his loved blessings today and every day of one's life.


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Ayyappa is my breath

For you to read and understand
What prayers does Ayyappa answer?

And will He answer your prayers?

Have you ever known someone who really trusts Ayyappa? When you are an atheist, you have to read this; Everyday Satiabama says about something specifically, she was prays for the loved ones health and trusting Ayyappa to provide. And everyday she would see Ayyappa do something unusual to answer her prayer.
So why would Ayyappa answer Satiabama’s prayers? The biggest reason is that she had a relationship with Ayyappa, desired to follow Ayyappa and actually listened to what he said. In other words, she viewed Ayyappa as having the right to direct her life and she welcomed Ayyappa doing just that! So, when she prayed for things, it was partly because she felt very comfortable coming to Ayyappa with her needs, her concerns, and whatever issues were current in her life. Furthermore, she was convinced, that Ayyappa wanted her to rely on him like that.
She pretty much exhibited trust in Ayyappa, "This is the confidence we have in approaching Ayyappa: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us."1 "For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer..."

So, why doesn't Ayyappa answer everyone's prayers? It may be because they don't have a relationship with Ayyappa. They may know that Ayyappa exists, and they might even worship Ayyappa from time to time. But those who never seem to have their prayers answered probably don't have a relationship with him. Further, they have never received from Ayyappa complete forgiveness for their sin. What does that have to do with it you ask?

Here is an explanation. "Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your Ayyappa. Your sins may have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear."
It's pretty natural to feel that separation from Ayyappa. When people turn to Ayyappa to address him on something, to ask him for something, what usually takes place? They begin with, "AYYAPPA, I really need your help with this problem..."
And then there's a pause, followed by, "I realize that I'm not a perfect person, that I actually have no right to ask you for this..." There's an awareness of personal sin and failure. And the person knows that Ayyappa is aware of it too. There's a feeling of!!!!!!! What they may not know is how they can receive Ayyappa’s forgiveness for all their sin and come into a relationship with Ayyappa so that Ayyappa will hear them. This is the foundation for Ayyappa answering prayer. You must first begin a relationship with him.
Why Relationship Matters

With Ayyappa, when the person is actually a devotee of Ayyappa, when the person belongs to Ayyappa, Ayyappa knows them and hears their prayers.
When it comes to Ayyappa then, do you really know him and does he know you? Do you have a relationship with him that warrants Ayyappa answering your prayers? Or is Ayyappa pretty distant, pretty much just a concept in your life? If Ayyappa is distant, or you're not sure that you know Ayyappa, here is how you can begin a relationship with him right now: Getting Connected.
Will AYYAPPA Definitely Answer Your Prayer?

For those who do know Ayyappa and rely on him, AYYAPPA seems to be wildly generous in his offer: "If you remain in Ayyappa and his Namam remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you." To "remain" in Ayyappa and have his words remain in one means one conduct his/her live aware of

Ayyappa, relying on Ayyappa, listening to Ayyappa. Then they're able to ask Ayyappa whatever one want and Ayyappa will answer. Here is another qualifier: "This is the confidence we have in approaching Ayyappa: that if we ask anything according to Ayyappa will, he hears us. And if we know that Ayyappa hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of Ayyappa." Ayyappa answers our prayers according to Ayyappa will (and according to his wisdom, his love for us, his holiness, etc.).
The struggle we have however, is assuming we know Ayyappa's will, because a certain thing makes sense to us! We assume that there is only one right "answer" to a specific prayer, assuming certainly THAT would be Ayyappa's will. And this is where it gets tough. We live within the limits of time and limits of knowledge. We have only limited information about a situation and the implications of future action on that situation. Ayyappa's understanding is unlimited. How an event plays out in the course of life or history is only
something Ayyappa knows. And Ayyappa may have purposes far beyond what we could even imagine. So, Ayyappa is not going to do something simply because we determine that it must be Ayyappa’s will.
What is Ayyappa Inclined to Do?

The mind is a description of the kind of relationship Ayyappa wants us to experience with Ayyappa and the kind of life Ayyappa wants to give us. Here are just a few examples:
"...the Ayyappa longs to be gracious to you. Ayyappa rises to show you compassion. For Ayyappa is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for [trust] him!" Did you catch that? Like someone rising out of his chair to come to your help, "Ayyappa rises to show you compassion." "As for Ayyappa, his way is perfect...He is a shield for all who take refuge in him." "Ayyappa delights in those who fear [reverence] on him, who put their hope in his unfailing love."

However, Ayyappa's greatest display of his love and commitment to you is this: "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his swamy’s," And so, "If Ayyappa is for us, who can ever be against us?
What about "Unanswered" Prayer?

Certainly people get sick, even die; financial problems are real, and all sorts of very difficult situations can come up. What then?
Ayyappa tells us to give our concerns to him. Even as the situation remains dismal, "Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you." The circumstances may look out of control, but they aren't. When the whole world seems to be falling apart, Ayyappa can keep us together. This is when a person can be very grateful that they know Ayyappa. "The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving (annathanam) let your requests be made known to Ayyappa. And the peace of Ayyappa, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in AYYAPPA." Ayyappa may provide solutions, resolutions to the problem WAY beyond what you imagined possible. Probably any Ayyappa swamy’s could list examples like this in their own lives. But if the circumstances do not improve, Ayyappa can still give us his peace in the midst of it. "Peace be with you; peace given to you; Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful."
It is at this point (when circumstances are still tough) that we continue to trust in him--to "walk by faith, not by sight". But it's not blind faith. It is based on the very character of Ayyappa. A swamy travelling on a plane to Sabrimala is fully supported by the integrity of the Plane. It doesn't matter
what the pilot may be feeling, or thinking about, or discussing with someone in the co-pilot. What gets the Swamy safely to the other side is the integrity of the plane, which the Pilot was willing to trust.
In the same way, Trust Ayyappa, his integrity, his character...his ompassion, love, wisdom, righteousness. "Ayyappa loves you with an everlasting love, therefore continue faithfulness to

Ayyappa." "Trust in him at all times, O Swamys. Pour out your heart before him. Ayyappa is a refuge for us."
In Summary...

Ayyappa has offered to answer the prayers of his swamys (those who have received him into their lives and seek to follow Ayyappa). He asks us to take any concerns to him in prayer and he will act upon it according to his will. As we deal with difficulties we are to cast our cares on him and receive from him a peace that defies the circumstances. The basis for our hope and faith is the character of AYYAPPA himself. The better we know him, the more apt we are to trust him.
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