“When you pray, you stir into action an atomic force. You release a potent spiritual vibration that can be released in no other way. Through prayer you unleash a God energy within and around you that gets busy working for you and through you, producing right attitudes, reactions, and results.” -Catherine Ponder
I like to think of prayers as Ladders to Source.
The ways of prayerfulness are numerous, and I practice many. One of the things I do is keep a prayer bowl I made on one of my altars. I often write names or requests on slips of paper and place them in the bowl. The smoke from the incense I burn and my breath help carry my words upward. I think of prayer as a way of expanding. An active way to stretch our hearts to the point of total openness. And in that state there is the ability to accept great gifts offered us and to flow our love outward to others.