Prayer vs. Meditation

Prayer and meditation are two very useful spiritual practices. Most people tend to incorporate either meditation or prayer into their spiritual practices, but not both. (Or they at least tend to emphasize one over the other.) Sometimes there is a perception that the two are the same thing. But generally …

Prayer is the Absence of Desire

One of the most common uses of prayer is to make requests. It might be to pray for somebody who is sick, pray for help with some sort of financial or emotional hardship, or pray for some sort of miracle to happen. Whatever the prayer is for, the general request …