What is prayer? Prayer is the desire of your heart. Because the sleeping mind wants idols, you can't help but begin by praying for specifics, for idols. This is actually the prayer to have a better past. Look at your motivation for prayer. As you move higher up the ladder of prayer, you clear the altar of your heart of every desire except the desire for God. Don't skip over this step. At the top of the ladder the prayer becomes: Let me accept myself exactly as I am. How to pray is the thought addressed in "The . . .