Standing by the side of her bed,
I and a small ganesha idol

looked into the eyes of a women in labour
her agony of pain,that restlessness
wet eyes which had seen three abortions,
how precious it was this time for her…..

Reciting the name of god in a flow
She could hardly wait for it to finally happen….
One final push and a baby boy was out
Cryin aloud ,
divine music to that woman’s ear

Tears trickeling down her eyes
she hugged him and kissed him
as I and ganesha looked on

I still wonder to this day if God was himself there during the delivery using the doctor as his tool……..or was is the magic of the little prayers she kept mumbling during her pains?

Ever wondered the role of prayers in our life ? I’m sure each one of you would have definitely joined your hands and bowed before the Almighty sometime in your life….lets know about something different- PRAYING,a topic which we generally don’t talk about much in public because its something very personal and something we would want to keep to ourselves.

Praying to God is talking to the very creator of our existence. It is a means of communication designed to be faster than any other way to get in touch with God.He wants us to bring to him our burdens,our cares,our needs ,our dreams and our worries to him through prayers. Even though he sees and understands our situations better than us,he still wants to hear from us in our own words.

Ever thought of classifying prayers ? NO??…………..then read on guyz……..

1)Prayer of praise (im sure he loves them)- We praise God for how nice he has been to us,how thankful we are to him for making us what we are and how wonderful he has been all this time.

2)Prayer of thanksgiving – We thank God for all the great things he does for us. He gives us life,family, food, clothing , home and friends in our lives to help us and to take care of us.Gosh, I’m waitin when he’ll give me a girlfriend.

3) Prayer of confession – telling God that we are sorry for what wrong we’ve done and that we are sorry that we did it.
4) Prayer for help- We ask God to keep us safe, to give us courage , or to give us the extra marks we need to pass.. Ha ha.. God always wants to hear from us when we are afraid or in trouble and need help.

5) The prayer, where we ask God to care for The prayer offered in faith, believing God hears and will answer. Believing God cares and is waiting to hear from us is just the beginning. We pray because prayer is powerful and it moves God’s heart.God is waiting to connect with each one of us.May be our selfishness and running behind “moh and maya” has created a dis-connect with God. He wants to connect with us and work powerfully in our hearts and lives through prayer.

I don’t claim to be a saint writing this but I have seen what a small prayer can do to your life. I’ll end with this qoutation- “What you are is Gods gift to you and what You make of yourself is your gift to god.”



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An Emergency Physician by profession; writer, musician, entrepreneur, sportsman and a poet by passion, Dr. Mohit Garg is currently working as Sr. Consultant & Head of the Accident & Emergency department at Gleneagles Hospital, Mumbai. Apart from his zeal to write, he is also passionate about academics and is involved in teaching activities to young doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. This website is a source through which he fulfils his talent to write, and also to bring about a social change for society & the medical fraternity.


  1. dude, your impression about child birth will change once you are in ur obgy posting and have to attend labour.

    Very philosophical indeed.
    I wonder what kind of a mood u were in/ n what time of the day you wrote this.

    Are you on dope?

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