Over the centuries many folks have expressed their ideas about prayer.
When I first got into recovery, easing away from atheism and moving towards coming to believe, I learned “prayer is talking to God, meditation is listening to God.”
Here are some other thoughts about prayer gleaned from today’s “In God’s Care*: Daily Meditations on Spirituality in Recovery,” *As We Understand God.
… an attitude, an awareness of God’s presence
… a feeling that we are not alone—ever
… a thankfulness, a silent appreciation of and communion with our source
… stepping back and letting go
I cannot separate any of the aforementioned—they are all part of my attitude as I step into the evening to relax, being aware of Spirit’s presence and hence assured I am not alone, feeling grateful for my Higher Power, and surrendering the evening and everything else to Spirit.