This issue of Colors talks about prayer. Some people lift weights, some fast for years or burn their worldly goods, some go to shamans, therapists or witches. Why? To find comfort and new meaning, and with a bit of luck, to get drunk on spirituality. Or simply to ask for rain, healing, wealth or one's soul mate. Ride the waves, give up food, get a piercing or a tattoo somewhere painful, and enjoy a nice whipping or two.