A Most Unlikely Religion
Losing Our Connection

Prayer and Memory

"'We live in a culture that has lost its memory,' writes Gretel Ehrlich.  Through prayer, I'm absorbed in reclaiming mine.  When I pray, I feel a connection to a memory, the tug of combined prayers of generations before me who have done the same.  Waves and waves of prayer that swell behind me, lifting me up, helping me connect through the past to something in my present and my future.  'In remembrance is the secret of redemption,' a Jewish proverb declares.  In remembrance lies mine."  (Cindy Crosby, in By Willoway Brook: Exploring the Landscape of Prayer)