What is the need for Prayers? - A man once asked Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. To which Gurudev replied, Why do we exercise? To keep the body fit. Likewise, prayer keeps the mind fit, Gurudev quipped. Prayer is the instrument that tunes our mind to the Divine. In our culture, each prayer has its role and purpose. Hence, with regular chanting and a proper understanding of the meaning of the prayer we can transform ourselves. Prayers take us to God and bhajans keep us there. Together they make up an unbeatable pair. My Prayers is a compilation of important prayers, their meaning for most of it and many bhajans allowing us to chant and sing to our heart's content.