Tuesday, February 01, 2011

What do you mean by 'pray'?

I know we've had a thread about the word 'worship' before, and the thread about how to pray got me thinking about how we use the word 'pray'.

I'm a lot less strict about using the word 'pray' than 'worship'. I wouldn't mind saying I pray to spirits, stars, the wind, Sylvia Plath, heck the Borg. When I pray to something, I suppose I mean something like 'aligning myself respectfully with X', 'opening myself respectfully to X'. My feelings lean more towards respect and openness rather than obeisance.

So what do you mean by pray?

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