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What Is Prayer

Prayer Beyond Words

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.06.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

When you know this kind of oneness with Mystery -- or, this kind of oneness with yourself -- what would be the point of words? As Ram Dass says, "The more silent you become, the more you hear."

Prayer: It's Not What You Think

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 04.03.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

When a person stands before God to communicate, she is taking stock of her capabilities, current level of spiritual consciousness and willingness to accept reality for what it truly is.

Prayer In Religious Activism

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 01.03.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

What is prayer? It isn't basically asking God for something. It's being with God. We don't need silence surrounding us. There is not an "ideal" place to pray.

Do You Need To Believe In God To Pray?

Rick Hamlin | Posted 06.08.2011 | Religion
Rick Hamlin

My very thoughtful 20-something son asked me the other day, "Dad, how do you pray for somebody if you don't really believe in God?" I thought back to a phrase my dad used.

Understanding Prayer From A Higher Perspective

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

There are many misconceptions about the nature of religion and faith. Indeed, for many, prayer raises several serious concerns.