Thank you @iamthatis for your very thoughtful reply, there’s lots for me to think about.It depends what you're doing vibrationally when you pray; how you pray, and to whom.
In response to this query of yours I’ll try to explain where I’m at with faith and prayer.
Over this last year I started to really observe people I interact with. I observed something very interesting. Those that were self-declared atheists appeared to be disintegrating. In the sense of increasing erratic behavior. While those that are maybe “spiritual” were dealing better and those that were religious were strong and thriving. I found this very interesting because as a child I had rejected my religious upbringing and set out on a more spiritual path. So with these observations of the last year, I realized the stronger the core of the being in terms of faith, the stronger their resilience to the madness of the world. I have never given up on my belief in a higher power but I had neglected that connection.
Then recently I’d started up with doing EE. At the end there is a prayer. Before I’d felt resistance to doing the prayer due to programs about religion. Yet after I did it, I felt amazing. That connection inside to that higher source felt more tangible. I’m not looking for an outside savior. I’m fully aware that it’s my lessons, my hard work that will get me through. Unfortunately I also have some serious programs about not asking for help. This has to do with trust and not feeling worthy of help or even love. So I see prayer as strengthing that connection to that higher cosmic source. When I do so, I see I’m worthy of love, even help, if I ask sincerely. To me this is part of what faith is. That I may think I’m alone, but I’m not. There is something more out there, even inside me. That with a strong core of faith my internal landscape is much more resilient to both internal hijacking of my system by the predators mind, as well as to outside attacks.
Am I on the wrong path with this? I’m new to all of this so I’m not sure if my thinking is skewed. I’ll also admit I’ve read that transcript excerpt about faith a couple times and the true meaning still aludes me, so maybe I have the concept of faith all wrong.