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Where do you pray? Hopefully anywhere and everywhere! But
it helps to have special places set aside from the distractions of
everyday life to get into a prayerful state.
AMONG THE MOST personal questions to ask someone is surely: How do you pray? What’s your formula for a successful encounter with the Holy Unseen? Possible answers to this question number about 7 billion, depending on the
current count of the living.
While prayer is a kind of communication, it’s rarely about the words. Prayer is, most
vitally, a mode of relationship. Of course it involves God, but just as essentially, it includes
human actors. Prayer is communal as much as solitary. What we do in the hour of prayer,
we do together: across the planet, across centuries, across countless walls and circumstances that vie to keep us apart.
Where do we pray? Everywhere we can! Since prayer is rooted in intention, our deci-
sion to pray is the doorway to sacred space. Cathedral or parlor, forest or back stoop, we
The holiness of place
Prayer Room at
Chiara Center of
the Hospital Sisters
of St. Francis in