Prayer has nothing to do with what is known all around the world as prayer. Real prayer is not a ritual. Real prayer has nothing to do with the church or the temple or the mosque: real prayer is neither Christian nor Hindu nor Mohammedan. Real prayer has nothing to do with words, it is not verbal. It is silent gratitude. It is a silent bowing to existence.
So wherever, whenever, you feel like bowing down to the earth, to the trees, to the sky, bow down. That bowing will help you to slowly, slowly, disappear.
Prayer is one of the greatest methods of destroying the ego and when the ego is gone, God is left. It is ego that is hiding God in a dark cloud. When the cloud is gone, the sun shines forth in all its glory, beauty, grandeur, splendor.