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.)
How to pray…like a Sikh
Surinder Singh, head priest of Sikh Gurdwara in Washington, says the first step to praying is to surrender the ego.