It was in September of 2006, and it was called What prayer is and isn't.
Towards the start, I say:
I can't think of one specific doctrine, offhand, which is more tradition-laden, and buried under sentimentality, than that of prayer....and then I launch.
For that very reason, it's a risky topic. Step in any direction, and you land on someone's toes. Worse, diverge from the "party line," and it's as if you're insulting Mom. Only a fool, or someone with nothing to lose, would knowingly poke a stick at that particular venerated bovine. (Say, why are you looking at me like that?)
One other portion:
Prayer is not a dialogue. Prayer is not a conversation. Prayer has no intrinsic power, whatever.Give it a read, on this American National Day of Prayer.