I’m amazed at my experience of contemplative prayer. I find myself in a love affair with the Lord Jesus so intense and compellingly meaningful the idea of abandoning it would be simply ludicrous. I’m quite intelligent. I’m reasonably rational. I love science. But I just don’t care what atheists say. They know nothing about this other side of things. Dawkins thinks prayer is asking a little man inside your head to stop it raining on the day of the church garden party. Just go away.