The title pretty much says it all. I’ll just add, it can be done. Very effectively. A slightly different (or maybe bigger than slightly) take on prayer.
This coming Sunday, May 5: How can an atheist pray? Or a non-theist? Well, they can (and some do), and can find it surprisingly helpful. We’ll dip our toes into prayer without words, and we’ll do one that might even become a regular practice for some. We’ll toss out fundamentalist prayer, and by that I mean UU fundamentalist prayer. We’ll bring in imagination, our “right brains,” and a smidge of neuroscience. This is prayer without supernaturalism (for me personally, Nature is ultimate and there’s no contravening it). I think everyone will find some place in this service and sermon. You might even find an inner Wise Self, a reliable friend.