Any prayer can and does express religious belief.
One has a belief in a greater power, which responds to any name, which responds to any aspiration of the heart.
Prayer is simply conversation with God. Prayer is the gateway to loving God and sharing life with God.
Prayer can be
- formal, as in a prayer service in a church, a mosque, a synagogue, a temple, a stupa, a shrine
- for specific favours or graces, such as prayer for rain, prayer for success, prayer for the ill, prayer for the distressed and suffering, prayers for the country
- informal, as in developing a personal relationship with the Divine