did you read the link that I gave you? I didn't need a priest. I didn't need a friend or family member. All I needed was time alone with my creator. I would have never believed the world of hope that has opened up for me. I've said prayers all my life but never one like that one. Now I look at other Christians and I can see their joy, I share their peace and hope. It's not just made up. It emerges from the soul where God resides.