What is Prayer?

You here it all the time,

Pray for the country.

Prayer for me.

Prayers go up to those who lost someone in a tragedy.

But what is prayer?

In most contexts, prayer is a considered a religious practice as most religions do encourage prayer.

For Muslims, the Qua-ran instructs Muslims to pray 3 times a day and it is a habitual practice of them to pray 5 times a day.

For Christians, prayer is encouraged to be a practice in all things and in every aspect of life.

“Pray without ceasing.”

(1 Thessalonians 5:17 English Standard Version)

And while Buddhist may not pray to a higher deity per say like Christians and Muslims, you will find prayer as a Buddhist practice as well.