Love and prayer are two experiences of the same energy. Love is earthly, prayer is more unearthly, but the experience is the same. Love has a limitation to it; it is person to person.
Prayer is unlimited, it is from a person to impersonal existence. And it is from the person to impersonal existence only in the beginning, because when you relate with impersonal existence, your person is lost. It is like a dewdrop slipping into the ocean; it cannot remain a dewdrop any longer, it is bound to lose its boundaries. It will become the ocean. It is not losing anything, it is gaining everything, but the old identity will be gone.