What is prayer, as practiced by most, but some repetitive word salad directed at some supernatural creature that the prayerful cannot even define?
What is prayer, as practiced by most, but a socially-accepted way to feel good about doing nothing?
Real prayer is a force, not a request.
Is not a single act of kindness or courage, no matter how humble, infinitely more precious and praiseworthy than every impassioned sermon, sentiment, or supplication since the dawn of time?
Is not compassionate or courageous action the only prayer that deserves an answer?
Practice, not profession, is the only defensible measure of any faith… creating power and hope in places that the even most heartfelt thoughts and prayers can never penetrate.