Sikh Prayers For Healing, Hope And Strength

Sikh Prayers For Healing, Hope And Strength
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An Indian Sikh reads from 'Gutka' prayer book inside a gurudwara in Bangalore during the 542nd birthday of Sri Guru Nanak Dev, on November 10, 2011. Guru Nanak is the first of ten Sikh Gurus who founded the religion Sikhism. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian Sikh reads from 'Gutka' prayer book inside a gurudwara in Bangalore during the 542nd birthday of Sri Guru Nanak Dev, on November 10, 2011. Guru Nanak is the first of ten Sikh Gurus who founded the religion Sikhism. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

Prayer is a central part of Sikh devotional life with beautiful hymns (Hukamnama), meditations (Naam Simran), devotional readings (Paath) and five daily prayers (Nitnem Banis).

Below is a slideshow of Sikh prayers written by various gurus derived from Sikh scripture. Included in the slideshow is an excerpt from Chaupai Sahib, a prayer written by Guru Gobind Singh that many Sikhs turn to for strength and inspiration.

HuffPost Religion hopes that this collection of prayers might help all of learn one another's sacred traditions and provide healing from the tragedy of the Wisconsin Sikh shootings.

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