As we enter Holy Week, the most sacred time in the Christian calendar, let us consider some ideas about prayer. These have been identified by one of my colleagues as the four basic modes of prayer. As Unitarian Universalists, we don’t often talk about the ways we pray or what meaning prayer has in our lives. Why and how do we pray? What moves us to reach out to the sacred presence in our lives? This is an interesting list and I have a couple more to add.