Charles Fillmore defines prayer this way: “Prayer is the most highly accelerated mind action known. It steps up mental action until man’s consciousness synchronizes with the Christ Mind. It is the language of spiritualty; when developed it makes man master in the realm of create ideas.
We practice prayer in order to experience an elevating of consciousness that our hearts and minds might open to receive guidance, healing, and a greater awareness of the divine that is our truest nature.
Prayer is closely related to meditation, of which there are many forms: Meditations can vary from guided meditations, visualizations, focusing on a mantra (word or sound), different styles of breathing, sitting in the silence while allowing thoughts to pass by like clouds in the sky, writing letters to and from God or Spirit, silent slow walking in nature and many other forms.
It is important to find and regularly use the form of meditation that allows to enter and “come from the shared consciousness of God within” so we discover and express the dynamic power within. Meditation is becoming the silent witness to what is without emotion or reaction.