|Dan, in Istanbul|
"Prayer is the very soul of religion" - Auguste Sabatier (1897), quoted in The Psychology of Prayer: A Scientific Approach, by Bernard Spilka and Kevin Ladd, p. 1
What Sabatier means, I think, is something like this:
- those who pray really, actually, believe in God
- people who pray live out of the center of their Jesus-faith
As you pray you are tending the fire within.