Electronic/World Wide Web>Blog:  Ebert, Roger (May 17, 2011), A prayer beneath the Tree of Life, Chicago Sun Times, Retrieved on 2011-05-19
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    19 MAY 2011

     Prayer Should Validate Existence

    Many films diminish us. They cheapen us, masturbate our senses, hammer us with shabby thrills, diminish the value of life. Some few films evoke the wonderment of life's experience, and those I consider a form of prayer. Not prayer "to" anyone or anything, but prayer "about" everyone and everything. I believe prayer that makes requests is pointless. What will be, will be. But I value the kind of prayer when you stand at the edge of the sea, or beneath a tree, or smell a flower, or love someone...
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    Not ask for things.