The blessings of God be with us are endless. There are so many blessings from God we cannot even write. If we begin to write all of them, our life would come to an end, but the blessing of Allah never ending. Even if we think that our human body, from the moment we arrived to this world we were not even able to move on our own. Alhamdulillah can now walk with the aid of these feet, we are able to eat, and we are able to breathe. Every breath we take is a blessing from Allah. Every step we take is a blessing from Allah. The food we eat is a blessing from Allah.
So, to thank God for His blessings is itself a blessing that is granted to only a believer. A believer thanks God for everything and in all situations, so thank God becomes a blessing in itself. Alhamdulillah say in every situation Insha Allah.
Certainly, there are times in our lives in difficult circumstances are beyond our control. Feelings of powerlessness can we overcome because of the loss of a job, financial difficulties having a loved one sick, or any of the countless other personal or family defies human face. But at other times we can be frustrated by the lack of peace and justice throughout the world and the many complex and unresolved global problems such as poverty and hunger. It often seems that our ability and power to make change in the world, or even in our own lives, have limits. However, one of our most powerful and useful in the search for a better life in this world and the next tool comes from making sincere dua.
I was listening to National Public Radio a few years ago and the subject of prayer occurred. Several people at random were asked the question: "When was the last time you prayed?" I was surprised to hear answers like ". I have not prayed since my daughter was in the hospital six years ago" Or "I have not prayed since I visited a church two years ago." Prayer that was referred to in the radio program could be compared to what Muslims refer to as dua (supplication), and remember to think about Muslims are fortunate in its obligation to offer the Salat (ritual prayer) maintaining five times a day, so a daily connection with our Creator.