The idea of prayer has been on my mind a lot lately. It started when I realized that I didn’t fully understand what prayer was, or at least what it should be. Then it started popping up everywhere: people asking me to pray for them; emails from friends asking if they could pray for me; stories in the media about the power of prayer, the myth of prayer, both the usefulness and uselessness of praying; and so on.
I’m working on a post (or maybe a series of posts) all about what I think prayer is. But first I want to hear what you think about it. Is prayer a part of your life? Do you think it’s silly? Do you consider it something you do for God or for yourself? How often do you pray? Have you seen prayer succeed or fail in your life?
I want to hear from everybody, believers and non-believers of all shapes and sizes alike, so please keep the comments civil and the debate to a minimum. There’s a time and place for that, even elsewhere on this blog, but for now I want everybody to feel free to chime in without fear of getting flamed for their belief.
Here’s looking forward to hearing from you.