"Prayer, for me, should be an exciting experience. It should be a different experience. Prayers said by rote somehow lose their significance, meaning, and power. I can remember times when I said the Lord's Prayer so fast that my mind would wander to what I had to buy at the grocery store or what I was going to do on my day off. This does not happen with spontaneous prayer."
"I like the idea that spontaneous prayer will never be heard again in exactly the same way that it is given, with exactly the same feeling. THEN prayer can be an exciting adventure, and always is is a different one. This is why Spiritual Mind Treatment, which is the way we pray in Religious Science, has been so credibly good for me in my life's work, the Ministry. Spiritual Mind Treatment is exactly what it sounds like. But, to explain it better to people who don't know it, I reverse the sentence and say that Spiritual Mind Treatment is treatment of the mind on a spiritual basis."
-Dr. Tom Costa
excerpted from "Excuse Me While I Call God"