You might feel drawn to prayer because you’ve reached a point in your life where you feel like you need extra help. Maybe you’re having a spiritual awakening. Or perhaps you simply just want to connect with a higher power. Whatever the reason, now is as good a time as ever to start praying.
The pull to spirituality often comes when you’re unprepared for it: You’re on your commute to work and you feel a sudden rush of gratitude for no reason at all. You hold a newborn baby and find yourself moved to tears. You wake up one day with an intense feeling that you need to make a change, like applying for a new job or breaking up with your partner
Faith encompasses your core values and beliefs that have shaped your life and who you are. This is why a faith crisis can feel so threatening—it’s also an identity crisis. A crisis of faith might cause you to question whether you want to remain affiliated with your religion.
A sacred space carries with it spiritual power. Have you ever visited a place that just felt more divine to you? Perhaps when you were there you found yourself speaking in a whisper without realizing it. Maybe you felt inclined to kneel, or to turn your eyes to the sky. A sacred space is a powerful tool for developing spirituality.
People are less religious now than they used to be. One Pew Research survey showed that in 2017, the percentage of people in the U.S. who said they were not religious was 24%, a value that had tripled the percentage from only 25 years previously.