Do Prayers Help? I can call myself spiritual. I do recite Om Jai Jagadish Hare every morning and it has become more of a ritual with nothing in return. I also know people who have some Mantra for every occasion. One of them is Mahamritunjay Mantra for the fast recovery and long life of a sick person or a person in danger. The recent one is the recitation of this Mantra on a large scale by BJP for the long life of the Prime Minister after the security lapse in Punjab. Does it really work?