One should not be impatient in discharging devotional service, but should take instructions from the spiritual master and execute them with patience, depending on the mercy of guru and Krishna. The successful execution of Krishna conscious activities requires both patience and confidence.
If there is some earthquake or there is some danger, naturally, spontaneously, we pray but we forget it. The tendency of offering prayer to the Lord at the time of danger is automatic. So we should know that we are in danger. We are in this material condition of life means we are in danger. Therefore, we should pray.
No conscious prayers go in vain. They are transmitted positively. Any prayer you offer to your Spiritual Master and Spiritual Master is conveyed to Krishna. No sincere prayers go in vain.
Philosophy is theP highest, but even higher than philosophy is the practice of philosophy. So if you simply remain pure, your preaching will have effect.