that mysterious, healing, and often confusing moment when we aim to connect to a deeper awareness, higher Self, or God. Prayer has been shown to heal, to comfort, and to frustrate. It has been used to ask for forgiveness, to make deals with an authoritarian God, to beg for mercy, to ask for favors, and to seek solace. When Jesus prayed, he found a sense of sacred oneness, when Buddha meditated, he became awake to deeper levels of awareness. No one truly knows the effectiveness of prayer, but one thing is for sure- when we take the time to be still, to slow down, to go inward, we almost always discover something about ourselves and the potential awareness that we are not alone. Yes, prayer needs to continue evolving as we progress on our faith journey and as our understanding of reality becomes deeper and more intelligent, but when we connect to something that is bigger than our small human egos, we touch Spirit and we can know that we are ultimately connected to all things great and small.
I hope you enjoy this discussion on Prayer within Sacred Community as much as I have.