Worshipping ought to be a personal experience. At the philosophical
level, the object of worship is worship itself. Nothing is sought as
the end result. However, in order to reach that advanced level, we need to
begin and practice praying systematically so that our faith in the
Supreme Being is gradually strengthened.
To start with, the object of our prayer may be that the Almighty grant us the wisdom to enhance our
faith in Him so that we may make a deeper commitment as bhaktas (devotees). Faith is the critical element without which any ritual
or religious practice is meaningless. That is precisely the reason
for Bhagavan Krishna’s warning in the Gita (Chapter 17, Verse 28).