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There was a time when 'meditation or no meditation?' was a serious issue for me.  I come from a Protestant background where in my (admittedly biased) view prayer was a practice of reciting long-winded and important-sounding words.  I struggled for years with the concept of prayer.  It did not make sense to me that in church other people should pray on my behalf - but then I thought that was just me being the rebel again, and I kept quiet about it.

Outside of church I read books about prayer, and the prayers of other people.  Still, I had this feeling that something was missing.  Eventually I gave up on figuring out what prayer is about and just got on with life.

Of course I had conversations in my mind with God, but none of the books that I read described these conversations as prayer.  The conversations were also quite one-sided, because I told God

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