In this episode, we speak with Thomas McConkie on the subject of prayer. Thomas brings a unique perspective, one that fuses a traditional idea of prayer with a more contemplative practice. He shares his insights on finding real connection to God through prayer, on the intersection of acceptance and seeking for specific outcomes, and perhaps most importantly, on how contemplative connection with God can help us rid ourselves of the "wrong ideas" that cause us pain. We hope you enjoy this conversation! 12:38 Prayers, Now and Then 18:10 Intentionality in Prayer 26:06 How to Develop Spiritual Habits 34:56 Prayer as Conversation 40:30 Thoughts on Fasting 46:13 The Role of Prayer in Faith Crisis