I pray in different ways. We say a few words of thanks before we eat our meals at home. We say a prayer after I read to the little girls at night. Sometimes we say the Lord's prayer together, their very sleepy voices just barely making it to the end. I think of the songs I sing as a sort of prayer and also the paintings and the drawings.
For me prayer is kind of like "going on line" to the supernatural. Some times it happens quite by accident and some times you want to and it feels impossibly dead like turning the key in the ignition of a car and all you get is a quiet little click.
Wanting to connect and stay connected to God is born into us and yet it sometimes the reality of this connecting seems to drift away like the radio station that begins to come in and out when your car is leaving the broadcast range of the station. I remind myself with the notion that regardless of whether the connection feels like it is there or not, it is there. It is always there and not dependent on how I may be feeling or performing at any given time. This truth is a great comfort to me.
What does prayer mean to you?