On Tuesdays and Saturdays, it is my habit to sing the Hanuman Chalisa as part of morning devotions. I learned this beautiful prayer during the early days of the pandemic, listening to livestreams from Devadas.
Here is one of my favorite of Shri Tulsidas’ stanzas.
rāma duāre tuma rakhavāre
hota na ājñā binu paisāre
You are the guardian at the door of Ram’s abode, no one enters without your leave.
Hanuman is the personification of devotion. This verse tells us that without devotion, we cannot approach the indefinable, imperishable, unchanging state of consciousness that we usually refer to as God.
I would highly recommend this commentary from Paramahamsa Prajnanananda if you’d like to learn more about this powerful prayer.
If you’d like to learn the words and chant along, here are links to transliterations and English translations.