On ChurchYear. Net’s new subsite, ChurchYear.Net Basic, I have added a prayer for the day. Every morning, I try to start the day off in the right mindset, and prayer always helps with this. Individuals from other traditions, or those who are not believers, can meditate or just do some relaxation techniques to get a similar mental effect. Most Christians tend to prayer the Our Father Prayer, while Catholics use that, and the Hail Mary Prayer. Of course, Catholics are also allowed to make up prayers as well.
It is interesting that science has recognized the benefit of prayer to calm people, and even though it is disputed, some studies even suggest that prayer for another person across great distances benefits people. If true, this shows that there is some sort of nonlocal reality out there, that many of us consider to be part of what we now call the spiritual realm.