In the Bahá’í Writings, prayer is likened to food for the soul and considered a natural expression of human beings' love for God. Prayer is a central aspect of a Bahá’í's life. Bahá’ís pray daily in moments of private contemplation. Collectively, they also gather with friends and neighbours in diverse settings to pray and reflect upon the Bahá’í Sacred Texts. These simple gatherings generate a spirit of collective worship that inspire acts of service and increase the spiritual character of neighbourhoods and communities. For more information, see here .