By Apolinario Villalobos
The prayer should be said with heartfelt sincerity,
not only to ask for favor but also, thank Him with alacrity.
The prayer is a spiritual instrument for communication,
with Him in mind, it should be made with sincere intention.
The prayer need not be said loud as for others to hear,
as it is enough that we bow our head and say it in whisper.
The prayer may be short oozing with love and humility,
the better for it to be heard and appreciated by the Almighty.