The point of prayer it seems, to me, is to open ourselves up to the bigger reality:
As Henri Nouwen once stated, prayer is what leads us to our deeper subconscious.
Prayer opens us up to God’s world and less of our own.
Prayer is the connection of the life force where God gives us eyes to see and ears to hear and we are revitalized by the way we hear and see everything.
Prayer is where we learn to actively surrender ourselves over to the bigger reality to be immersed in the wisdom of God.
Prayer is where we submit ourselves over to the bigger reality for the healing and blessing of ourselves and others.
Prayer is where we are changed but I believe that our prayers hold the power to change things.
Prayer is painful when we are not okay with being silent and being still.
Prayer restores us when we learn how to be silent and still.
Let our prayers be less with our words and our thoughts (as if God needs them) and more about God’s words and God’s thoughts (because we do need them).