To me, prayer provides a much needed respite from the day's worries. When I pray, in earnest, it feels like I'm handing my worries over to a higher power. Then, I can walk away feeling clean. And, prayer may be good for the health. Awhile back, Prevention magazine conducted a health study that proved prayer and daily meditation or even chanting can have tremendous health benefits for the individual. Whenever possible, I try to set aside some time every night to pray and reflect on the blessings my family has. Why do you pray? Do you pray for guidance? Do you pray for financial success? Or, do you pray to feel a closer bond with a higher power?