Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
Prayer can be successful if the principle underlying its practice is understood. Most people believe in the power of prayer. Thus, you could say that most people believe in a God or the agents of God—such as angels or minor deities—to make their prayers a reality.
When thinking of prayer, most people think of formalized prayer, such as when a person retreats alone, clasps their hands, or looks upward and begins asking. The truth is that people are praying all the time, for all thought is prayer.