Another post on prayer
Here is another blog post talking about the necessity of prayer. I highly recommend checking it out.
Also, thinking about the lore, which we’ve been discussing on and off in the course of this discussion: we should use it when it increases our piety and dismiss it when it doesn’t. It’s a source, but not the only source. We also have art, archaeology, living traditions, etc. and the basic elements that constitute every religion on this planet. If there are deficiencies in the lore, we have to be willing to go beyond that.