I was kind of confused, and then it hit me. She had assumed that as a non-Christian, I didn't pray. It led to a pretty valuable teaching moment in our friendship, because I pointed out that polytheists like myself often do pray, and that being a Pagan doesn't necessarily make one completely lack in connection to the Divine. In fact, I told her, I'm certain that the bond I have with the deities of my tradition is as strong and valuable as the one she has with her god.
The Role of Prayer in Modern Paganism
Certainly, not all Pagans use prayer in their practice, but I would suspect many of us do, in fact, commune with the gods on at least a semi-regular basis. I'm curious, how many of you use prayer as part of your practice? Take the poll below:
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