A knife is sharpened by rubbing against flint;
the knife thinks that the flint is giving something
to make it sharper. Actually, the knife loses some
metal from the edge to make it sharper. Same is
the case with prayer. In prayer you make yourself
sharper by rubbing against God.
What if the knife is made of special steel or
self-sharpening steel? It does not require
sharpening at all.
Remember that there are people in the world
who do not pray at all and still are none the worse
All the same, prayer is highly desirable to ensure
an orderly society. It is the best insurance available
to protect your children against gun culture, crime,
drugs, smoking, AIDS and alcohol.
Even an atheist can become a better atheist by prayer.
After all, you require some flint to rub your knife to make
it sharper and among all the flints available, what is better
than God? After all, the real object of prayer is to upgrade
Source:An excerpt from the article”9 maxims of life” by B.K.