Lamentations Of A Computer Geek – Or A Prayer of a person who neglected his Creator
Today is the 8th day in 2016!
That means the completion of a week in 2016
Yes, yet another week just passed by in the New Year 2016
At the outset of this New Year I would like to mention some of the things many of my friends here do not know about me!
Every year people the world over just waits for the New Year to come for a great celebration.
And sad to note that it is estimated that the highest road accidents happens on these season, that is on the eve of Christmas and New Year!
I do not want to spread the reasons behind such accidents and deaths!
On this day people around the world exchange gifts and greetings to each other.
Indeed a good sign of renewing the existing relationship and making new ones.
Though I do reciprocate such wishes most of the time, I fail to do too!
The reason for this failure is nothing but my belief of, ‘not giving much importance to a particular day’!
I believe that all days are equal and in that way God created it. And of course when I say this we as an individual may have some special days in our life like the birthday, wedding day etc.
But I do firmly believe that all days are equal before the Almighty God!
In the recent past I received an enquiry from one of my online friends to share my New Year Celebrations and the New Year Resolutions for a roundup post!
In reply to that I send a note to him saying:
I am so sad, I do not celebrate any such event and for that matter, I do not even celebrate my birthday or even Christmas!
Yes, this may be a surprise note to many of my readers here!
And I am sure many may differ to my opinion, and I fear that some may unsubscribe my page!
Whatever may come, I say what I believe!
But I have no intention to create a controversy with this note!
Yes, with this note, I am not going to contradict your belief!
Or I am not going to discuss or open a debate or a controversy here!
This is just my conviction or belief!
Here is yet another note to ponder upon!
A true lamentation or a prayer of a computer geek or a busy person.
I Invite your feedback on this note.
Thanks again for your valuable time here on these pages.
Keep sharing your views.
With Kind Regards
Philip Verghese Ariel
A Prayer of a person who neglected his Creator
Oh! God, I know I am very talkative
I do talk, talk, and talk,
About my own things and my own doings,
And never thought of listening to you
My talk most of the time I feel, go frolicsome
God, is that the reason I slip away from you?
Or is that my selfish nature keeps me away from you?
God, I feel that people around me are not given-
any attention to me or my deeds and words.
I quite often feel a kind of loneliness in my life.
Is that the reason I talk and talk about myself-
At every available opportunity to friends-
Relatives and even to my far away contacts,
via internet and phones, the amazing creations of mankind.
God, I feel guilty for neglecting You and Your Word-
And I gave importance to the creations!
God now I am reminded of the deeds of Romans * 1
“They worshiped and served the creature rather than the creator
He is and He alone is blessed and worthy of worship.”
God, now I realize that I am no less than the Romans.
Though I literally not worshiping the creation.
But I know it’s almost the same as they did.
Today again I am reminded of your Word
By the great servant of You who wrote:
“He who turns away his ear from listening to the law.
Even his prayer is an abomination to you” * 2
Though this is written in your Word as a warning
I did not heed to it as worthy as it deserved.
God, I know this is against your will and pleasure.
God, thank you for thy servant who made
Mention of it again in his book for the admonition of thy people. * 3
God, teaches me to know thy precepts
And help me to follow according to your guidelines.
God, forgive me for the misconception about the people around.
Oh! Lord, today while I was jotting down these lines,
I received yet another message in my cellphone Whatsapp * 4
Yet another wonderful creation of mankind.
“Da word “LISTEN” contains d same letters
As ‘SILENT’. Listen 2 GOD in d silence of UR Heart.
N you’ll know His perfect plans 4 you.”
Oh God, I neglected you and your precepts miserably
Oh God, forgive me, and give thy wisdom to listen to your Voice.
God, give me thy strength to listen to your Word
Lord help me to heed thy soothing and sweet Voice.
God, forgive me for misunderstanding thy people.
And forgive me for the time I wasted.
God, teaches me to listen to your lovely voice.
God, please help me to listen you daily.
God, I know you never stop talking to me!
Though I fail to listen to you!
Lord accept this humble prayer and help me to do thy precepts,
According to thy desire and pleasure.
Thank you Lord for hearing my cry!
*1 Romans Chapter 1: 25 (Bible)
*2 Proverbs 28: 9 (Bible) NASB
*3 Dr. Woodrow Kroll’s recently released book “When God Doesn’t
Answer” Removing roadblocks to answered prayers. Chapter 3.
*4 Brother Ronald D’silva from, Secunderabad
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