This investigation and celebration of prayer could not have been possible without the help of many parties. I want to thank Will Brownlee, Brett Cooper, Rev. Dr. Kara Hawkins, Malek Barakat, Jill Maidhof, Father Mike Medis, Sergio Moreno, Linda Prugh, Bhaswati Ray and Inas Younis for allowing me to interview them about their prayer practice, and for sharing their time and experience with me.
I also want to extend a special thanks to Ken and Sheila Sonnenschein for connecting me to so many of the resources I needed to conduct this investigation, to Rabbi David Glickman, Tahl and Village Shalom for sharing a prayer service with me, to the Islamic Center of Johnson County, The Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Kansas City and St. Michael Serbian Orthodox Church for accommodating me, and to God and to my parents for their continuous support. Thank You.