No place to pray?

Prayer is vitally important. It's how we commune with our Father-Mother God—our creator and preserver. In prayer we thank God for His blessings and care, and we praise Him for all the wonders of the universe. We're praying when we ask God for help and comfort and when we affirm His presence and limitless power. Listening is a big part of prayer—that is, our humble, patient listening for God's clear direction.

Christian churches include in their worship some form of the Lord's Prayer, given to us by Christ Jesus. Great comfort and healing can come from the inspiration and love expressed in this greatest of prayers. But often occasions to pray come when we're nowhere near a church, when we're busy with daily activities. How often I have thanked God silently or even out loud as I have walked to my car at the end of a workday. I have thanked Him for my work and for the opportunities to work with others—His sons and daughters—and for a beautiful day.

April 22, 1996

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