"What does it matter how long I pray, so long as my prayers are answered?"
Sitting Bull Hunkapapa Lakota
Sought 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 out.
Twelve 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.
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pgs. 97 & 98
In 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.
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 102
Creator, we are but simple people, hear our prayers.