"What does it
matter how long I pray, so long as my prayers are answered?"
Bull Hunkapapa Lakota
through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood
Him, praying only for knowledge our His will for us and the power to carry that
Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 96
Those of us who have come to make regular use of prayer would no more do without it than we would refuse air, food, or sunshine. And for the same reason. When we refuse air, light, or food, the body suffers. And when we turn away from meditation and prayer, we likewise deprive our minds, our emotions, and our intuitions of vitally needed support. As the body can fail its purpose for lack of nourishment, so can the soul. We all need the light of God's reality, the nourishment of His strength, and the atmosphere of His grace.
Steps & Twelve Traditions pgs. 97
praying, we ask simply that throughout the day God place in us the best
understanding of His will that we can have for that day, and that we be given
the grace by which we may carry it out.
Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 102
we are but simple people, hear our prayers.