I know Great Spirit is looking down on me from above, and will hear what I say…
Sitting Bull Hunkpapa Sioux
Now, what of prayer? Prayer is the raising of the heart and mind to God--and in this sense it includes meditation. How may we go about it? And how does it fit in with meditation? Prayer, as commonly understood, is a petition to God. Having opened our channel as best we can, we try to ask for those right things of which we and others are in the greatest need. And we think that the whole range of our needs is well defined by that part of Step Eleven which says:
". . .knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out." A request for this fits in any part of our day.
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 102
We found that God does not make too hard terms with those who seek Him. To us, the Realm of Spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive; never exclusive or forbidding to those who earnestly seek. It is open, we believe, to all men.
Big Book pg. 46
Great Spirit, I know you sit above me. May I raise my heart and spirit to you today. Hear me Grandfather as I pray to you that I may walk your path here.