Prayer and Meditation
Prayer is seen as conversation with God, while meditation can be seen as conversation with your own soul. A wide range of prayers were revealed by the Central Figures of the faith, but there is no reason to exclude prayers from any other source. In addition to the prayer part of the Nineteen Day Feast, families and communities have devotional meetings open to everyone. There is no set format for these. Through prayer, it is hoped that people feel closer to God, and therefore more contented, spiritual and detached. At the same time, the experience of praying together brings people together in a very real way. In a Bahá’í prayer meeting, individuals read out prayers in turn; congregational prayer is forbidden, other than the Prayer for the Dead.