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Morning and Evening Prayers

The morning and evening prayers were given by Sathya Sai Baba in his discourse on 27 July 1961. He said,

" Adopt these as your daily prayers. The best thing is to have your own Self as the source of Light, as the guru. The Inner Intelligence, the Inner Guru will reveal the Truth. This prayerful attitude will so educate your impulses that the Inner Intelligence will be fully revealed

Morning prayer
Know that waking from sleep is but birth and going into sleep is death. On waking, pray every morning of your life,

“Oh Lord, I am born now from the womb of sleep.
I am determined to carry out all tasks this day as offerings to Thee, with Thee ever present before my mind’s eye.
Make my words, thoughts, and deeds sacred and pure.
Let me not inflict pain on anyone; let no one inflict pain on me.
Direct me, guide me, this day.”

Evening prayer
And when you enter the portals of sleep at night, pray,

“Oh Lord! the tasks of this day, whose burden I placed on you this morning, are over.
It was You who made me walk and talk and think and act.
I therefore place at Thy Feet all my words, thoughts, and deeds.
My task is done.
Receive me, I am coming back to you.”