Each of the practices here is designed to help us look up and notice the presence of God. These ways of prayer may be different from our usual notion of conversational or petitioning prayer but they are sweet ways to slow our hurry and inhale God's life-giving breath. Certain practices draw us, engage us at the level of our desire, reflecting the unique way we are made. We become softened and open to the gift of the Holy Spirit within us as we listen for God's invitation to us for this day. And any or all of them may bring us to a place where Scripture becomes more like a love letter than merely a text; we are invited into the mystery of the transformative presence of God. These are just some of my favorites.