But how do people pray? In the following videos, members of different faiths explain how they pray according to their different traditions.
How to pray … like a Buddhist
Gen Kelsang Varahi, visiting teacher at Vajrayogini Buddhist Center says Buddhist prayers have nothing to do with blind faith.
How to pray…like a Mormon
Linda Otani McKinney, LDS president of the Relief Society for the Washington D.C. stake, says to think of prayer as “a heavenly conversation.”
How to pray … in a labyrinth
Terri Lynn Simpson, labyrinth facilitator at the Washington National Cathedral, offers a type of prayer — walking through a labyrinth — that people of any religious persuasion can do. (The National Cathedral’s labyrinth is open to the public on the last Tuesday of every month.)
Surinder Singh, head priest of Sikh Gurdwara in Washington, says the first step to praying is to surrender the ego.