grown up in an agnostic household, I felt somewhat foolish
when I first tried praying. I knew there was a Higher Power
working in my life-- how else was I staying sober? -- but
I certainly wasn't convinced he/she/it wanted to hear my prayers.
People who had what I wanted said prayer was an important
part of practicing the program, so I persevered. With a commitment
to daily prayer, I was amazed to find myself becoming more
serene and comfortable with my place in the world. In other
words, life became easier and less of a struggle. I'm still
not sure who, or what, listens to my prayers, but I'd never
stop saying them for the simple reason that they work.