I say, "Thank you" -- which acknowledges it is done. Then I say, "And I will do my part" -- as I fasten the seat belt clip and commit to driving responsibly.Prayer might help us honour the reason we are here. At this time; in this incarnation. It helps dissolve anger and rage and unworthiness. To alleviate bitterness and blame; and to heal shame and judgment. Prayer is also grounding. It respects we do the best we can with what we have at any given moment and to realize that is also true for others. Yet we must still do our part -- for example when I am in a vehicle and ask "For a mantle of protection around myself and the others there (naming them) with me and anything I/we come near or in contact with". I say, "Thank you" -- which acknowledges it is done. Then I say, "And I will do my part" -- as I fasten the seat belt clip and commit to driving responsibly. Consider prayer as a constant active or passive act you are evolving in. A Contemplative Life --if only by osmosis. I've never forgotten the impact seeing the movie Children of Paradise --the life of Gurdjieff -- had on me. It was at a time in my life when I was on an active sabbatical from religion. I am presently on my third or fourth. I was awed that someone actually made their life's quest the pursuit of a sacred path to find Truth. What an astonishing journey to commit! Please consider, as you wake up renewing in prayer each day, yours connect with mine and millions of others as we honour, celebrate, give thanks, ask and try to keep on doing as best we can. Always do your part to lovingly take splendid care of yourself. If prayer is a totally different or new experience for you or you want to expand your methodology then in a disturbed-reduced comfortable environment that you may feel sacred in -- be it a room, garden, 'high place' --anywhere. Sit, or lie (with something supportive behind your knees and neck --like a rolled towel). If it would enhance the sacredness make an altar ie. a cloth spread out with items special to you such as beads, stones, bones, feathers -- photos/images, poems or writings, a musical/ceremonial instrument like a rattle, drum or pipe. Include anything special such as gifts, cards or letters from dear persons. You might want to burn incense, sweetgrass, sage, cedar or candles, -- or smudge yourself and your altar. You might like to have a prayer 'shawl'. Perhaps include meditative or sacred music, chants or environmental sounds. Ask for grounding and connectedness. Be with any sound or thought distractions momentarily but leave them and return to focus on your intent. You might want to use a mantra -- repeating a sound or phrase -- like love, peace or ohm. With your eyes closed be aware of your breaths -- count them. Be like this for about twenty minutes, twice daily, as you can. Calmly ask negatives if they occur to go away. Visualize connecting in light. Be 'in-the-moment'. Ask. Return yourself gently. Smile. When you have tears know they are liquid prayer.
You might want to burn incense, sweetgrass, sage, cedar or candles, -- or smudge yourself and your altar. You might like to have a prayer 'shawl'. Perhaps include meditative or sacred music, chants or environmental sounds.Offer prayers before you eat, as you awake and at the closing of your day. Blessed Be on your road to Wholeness and Wellness. May your experiences Heal you in peace and love. Always.