Prayer is about much more than simply saying our prayers. Prayer is about being open to God. Christians believe that God is at work within each one of us whether we are aware of it or not. But through prayer we put ourselves in the best possible place to receive what God wants to give us. We do this in all manner of ways; through silence and stillness, in words and song, in movement and dancing and through all kinds of creative activities. Prayer is an openness of spirit to meet with the Spirit of God.
Prayer is also a means of offering back to God all that he has given to us; even our very selves in response to his love for us. It is the means by which we share with him our hopes and desires as well as our worries and concerns for our world and its needs and the people we love.