Apparently I do not believe in prayers but, at times to my amazement, I find I do. In fact what drives me to think against prayers is its commercialisation. Temples and other places like that work like a shop where they charge big amounts for praying on behalf of some body to bring him/ her necessary good luck. Or if some one has, to his own realisation, committed some crime or a sin, he does himself offer necessary prayers as a ritual to overcome the guilt which the person concerned suffers from. As an alternative, the person concerned goes to some priest with the request to do the needful. The priest prescribes necessary fee for the purpose based on the magnitude of the crime or the sin so committed. The prayer of the type of a bought one can’t be supposed to be an effective one as it lacks in its intrinsic value. It is of course the prayer that emerges out of a keen realisation on the part of the person concerned which does matter as it springs up from the very core of one’s heart. No prayer has an addressee, it is in fact self realisation which elicits peace to a troubled mind. My honest expression of ‘WISHING PEACE TO THE WORLD’ elicits quite soothing a response to my own self, and so it does to the person at the other end, as such a prayer is not a ritually bought one from the market. If some body prays for me in honest terms realise as he/ she does through his/ her own natural instincts, it sumptuously matters. The prayer thus done faithfully is full of an intrinsic worth as against the one made simply as a ritual on monetary considerations. Prayer done honestly with self realisation is in itself soothing and capable of rendering necessary solace to both –one who prays, and the one who is at the receiving end.