Prayer: Cultivating Relationship with the Gods
I am currently working on a piece on the necessity of prayer and then I log on today and see this. worth a read. We should crave and cultivate prayer. It changes us, makes us more receptive to the Gods, allows Them windows through which to work, patterns us in the ways of devotion.
I crave prayer. It’s hard for me not to fall back into it as often as I can (not that I’ve ever tried to go without it once I’d discovered it). I have a pretty broad definition of prayer as more or less the mindful surrender to connection with the Gods or other numinous spirits that are greater than ourselves. There is a form of hierarchy among spiritual entities with the Gods on top and humans somewhere in the mid to low range. So prayer is conversation, connection, and communion with greater-than-human powers. We are connected with these powers constantly, so that’s why the definition of prayer to me includes the word “mindful”. We become actively aware of this connection and act in accordance with it.
I think a lot of pagans get hung up on prayer as this somehow monotheistic or (horror of horrors) Christian practice when prayer is…
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