SAY A LITTLE PRAYER
Location: Washington National Cathedral
Dress: Thrifted, Jeans: H&M, Heels: Zara
Photography by Christopher Cain
Prayer is such a powerful tool, whether you're religious or not. I think we've all experienced calling on a higher power to help us through a tough time.
I'm not religious, but I believe that prayer works—I guess instead of praying to one God, I pray to them all. I pray to the stars, and the moon, and the entire Universe.
Over the past year, I've had to have these quiet conversations with myself more times than I could count; I've been burning candles, and sage, and bits of paper, and whatever else I could do to be heard at the highest levels. I've been praying for myself, my family and friends, and the entire world—especially in these tumultuous times we currently find ourselves in.
Lately, I find myself asking for guidance and help a lot—all of the time, actually—and it's interesting because I'm not someone who usually does. Every year, for some reason, feels like the most tumultuous year of my life; on the one hand, it's like cool, things are happening, but simultaneously, it's like, shit, things are happening, and in either case, not feeling grounded can really cause chaos. Finding time to process the good and the bad, and to ask for clarity, or for strength to keep going is really important. It has been transformative for me, actually.
The biggest lesson that I've learned is, no matter what, no matter who is doing the listening, to just keep talking.
Out of curiosity, do you guys pray, or believe in prayer (do you call it something else)? What are some of the ways in which you pray? What's your relationship to prayer if you're non-denominational?