Prayer is a very basic and powerful spiritual practice. At it’s core, prayer speaks to and from a remembrance of the oneness in which we always already, thankfully and usually forgetfully, dwell. Prayer is a remembrance that we are not the source of ourselves or this oneness. When we pray and re-member (to remember that we are but a limb – see etymology member – of the great One), we turn and return to ourselves, to our felt sense and knowing of that Oneness, and position ourselves to awaken to that wondrous Reality. When, in our prayer practice, we awaken, then does Oneness, God, Source, the Tao, stir in us, wonder, awe, gratitude, a longing to serve the life of love, to serve that Source. This is what prayer promises and is designed to deliver.
To help us turn and return, there are many wonderful liturgical vehicles (see suggestions in the Self-Healing resource section of this site)