“Praying to the Lord is a way of conversing with Him,” Maha Hari Prabhu explains, “the way you would converse with a dear friend”.

In our study of the Vaishnava Acharyas, we recently analyzed the songs of Srila Narottama Dasa Thakura and invited one of our temple priests, Maha Hari Prabhu, to chant along with us. He explained that there are different ways to pray, and we may get inspiration from reciting the prayerful poems written by our previous Acharyas, or saintly teachers.

Maha Hari Prabhu also brought his large binder of meditative art. He’s selected various inspirational verses, songs and prayers, and illustrated them with intricate designs. He sees it as a form of serving and pleasing the Lord.