To begin with it takes our breath to be able to speak. Since life is sustained by breath, but not breath alone, speaking becomes sacred. Even if we are not in a mode of pray or that frame of mind, when we open our mouths, we are praying. In our lives we are careful of what rolls off the tongue and what we give life to. After all, according to Genisis, God spoke all of creation into being. This does not mean we have the power of God and can create as He did, but our words do have great power to hurt or heal. This is coming from a Native American Indian point of view or teachings. This is why we believe our words should always carry truth and be of the heart. In other words, prayer is a sacred communitcation and the Creator is listening 24/7!