My oldest daughter has autism and often asks me very specific questions. If I tell her to pray, she asks me how. She doesn’t mean that I should only tell her the words to say. She wants to know the meaning of prayer. A couple of weeks ago, she got frustrated after bedtime prayers and kissing icons. She said, “But how can I pray?” (Again, she wasn’t asking about the words to say, as she knows the Lord’s Prayer and will repeat prayers that we guide.) I had a sudden gleam of inspiration for how to tell my literal, visual thinking daughter how to pray. Imagine everyone you love and every beautiful thing one at a time. Think of what they would look like…