In week four of our UU Spiritual Practices class, we covered prayer. From a UU standpoint, prayer is not necessarily to someone or some being, it is a way of being conscious of what is active in your heart. Basically, every day ask “Where is my spirit?” and pray from that answer. If you absolutely cannot think of anything, some things to pray about could be: what you’re thankful for, what help you need, what amazes you.
A book was suggested: “Prayers for people who don’t think they can pray”
We did model prayers together. Some of my prayer started like this: “Thank you for my family and friends who are like family. Thank you for a safe home and enough to share with others. Help my friends to feel like they are enough and that they are not so alone with their burdens.”
Bits of prayers from others that I plan to incorporate into my prayer life:
“Help me listen to the many different sides of everyone’s stories and needs.”
“Help me remain open to the knowledge and wisdom of others, even if I think they’re wrong in some things.”