THE NATURE OF "PRAYER"
"Prayer" is a word or label used after the fact to describe the spontaneous movement of bliss, awe, reverence which arises in recognition of your own true nature. This recognition cannot be planned or called forth -- it simply arises in response to the intensity or earnestness of the "seeking". How absurd then to turn "prayer" into a static and ritualized practice. However -- when the emphasis is on the outer form of the practice, characterized by subject-object duality, this is also an indicator of body/mind/personality identification.
Remember, to know Yourself, return to the silence before words.