I wonder if most religious folks really understand what they’re doing when they pray. When I was praying, I’m not sure I really knew why.
Here’s my comment on this Saturday Evening Post article, The Power of Prayer.
This article starts and ends in silence, and that’s good. Silence is, of course, not “prayer.” As a former Protestant Minister who did a huge amount of praying both in public and private, I now can appreciate any call to silence and calm, reasonable contemplation of Life. Since, after all, humans want to feel they are connected to Life and living. Putting a “God” or even “Presence” label on Life doesn’t really help, in my opinion. In fact, often it gets in the way of. . .actual living.