Daily Prayers by HH Bhakti Tirtha Swami
My dear Lord Syama, please kindly hear my cry. Grant my devotional desires andeliminate my undevotional desires. I am your instrument; please make me worthyenough to serve You in all circumstances.
May the Lord, who is known as Maniman, protect my thighs. Protect them fromevil, from Maya, and give them protection so that the mind does not allow themto be a source of captivating the opposite sex.
May Lord Visnu, who is known as Yajna, protect my legs. Let my legs do onlyduties that are meant for Your glorification and for the glorification of SrilaPrabhupada. Dear Sweet Lord, please direct them in auspicious directions.
May Lord Acyuta protect my arms. Use them only for Your divine service andnothing more. Dear Lord, please protect them from all unnecessary andinauspicious activities.
May Lord Hayagriva protect my abdomen. Dear Lord let it be used for eating onlythings offered at Your Lotus Feet and please protect whatever I take into it.Allow me to eat only things that can sustain me to serve You more and serve You better.
May Lord Kesava protect my heart. Please Lord, make my heart an eternaldwelling place of the Sweet Love of the Divine Couple. Please make my heart anabode of surrender, humility, dedication, and selflessness. Make my heart growonly in love of Your Supreme Majesty and allow Your pastimes to eternallyremain blissful in my heart.
May Lord Isvara protect my head. May He only allow me to use my head in workingfor His glorification. Bless this lowborn head of mine and give me knowledge ofhow to serve and please You better.
May Lord Cakradhara protect my front and may Lord Gadadhara protect my back.More at this time of chaos and problems in the movement. Please dear Lord,kindly protect me from all material influences from any direction. Protect me with Your love and Divine Strength.
May Lord Visnu, with His conchshell, protect my left side. May the SupremeGodhead Upendra protect me from above and may Lord Tarksya protect me frombelow the Earth.
May Lord Haladhara protect me from all sides.
May Lord Madhusudana, who carries a bow in His hand, protect my eyesight. Theeyes are the major object of false gratification—a quick route to hell. Pleasedear Lord, kindly guide my vision. Protect my eyes from Maya, and pleaseprotect them from the scenes that can pollute my mind and make it go crazy.Please put them under Your full protection and divine control.
May the Supreme Lord, in His Hrsikesa form, protect all my senses. May Heengage all my senses only in service. Protect them from all contamination andentangling pleasures. Let them be used only to please You. Tie them against anymaterial nonsense and release them only when they are to serve You.
May Lord Narayana protect my breath. May He encourage me to only use my breathfor appreciating things offered at Your Divine Feet.
May Lord Yogesvara, in His divine mystic potentiality, protect my mind andintelligence. This is the greatest of all senses. Please dear Lord, controlthis rascal entity and make it a place where only Your pastimes are beingrelished and appreciated. Dear Lord, close up all false entrances of my mind.Cleanse it of all inauspicious thoughts and always check any such thoughts, asI am a fool who does not know how auspicious and purifying it is to meditate onYour Divine Form.
Dear Lord Krishna, please protect my soul. While sleeping, may Lord Madhavaprotect me from all dangers and may the Supreme Personality of Godhead, in HisNrshma form, protect me from all evils, all danger, all inauspiciousness, andall illusions.
Dear Lord, I humbly beg that You daily and eternally hear these my prayers andultimately make me Your useful, dedicated eternal servant and a devoted son ofmy beloved Spiritual Master, Om Visnupada Paramahamsa His Divine Grace SrilaPrabhupada. May His love be my source of inspiration and may I learn toeternally be a humble servant of my beloved spiritual master.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
By HH Bhakti Tirtha Swami