In prayer it is better to have a heart without words, than words without a heart. (John Bunyan)

Prayer is a common worldwide practice, whether as a religious rite in a public gathering or in one’s private meditation. For some, their habit is to recite prayers learned as a child or in religious training. Others pray extemporaneously, expressing concerns and desires in everyday language. As Bunyan points out, it’s the heart condition that is most important in prayer.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. (Philippians 4:6)