Arguing that prayer is not about asking some external force to fulfill needs, this book introduces several methods of prayer, which are meditative in nature and re-envision prayer as an inclusive, accessible practice that is not tied to a particular religious or spiritual affiliation. Exploring why people pray, "The Energy of Prayer examines the applications and effectiveness of prayer in Buddhist and other spiritual traditions. The book introduces several meditation methods that re-envision prayer as an inclusive, accessible practice that is not tied to a particular religious or spiritual affiliation, but rather that helps anyone create healthy lives through the power of awareness and intention. Included are visualization and breathing exercises as well as a rich sampling of prayers, chants, and invocations from the Buddhist tradition.
: The Energy of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice