I think as pagans, we forget sometimes that we can pray. Prayer so often seems like the domain of a big three religion, that sometimes it seems we shouldn't pray, or at least shouldn't say that we pray, for fear of seeming like we are conforming.
My experiences of prayer have been extremely varied. When I was a young child, I was Christian. Not necessarily because my parents were, because they were fairly open. No, it was at school that I learned to be Christian. There was no question of if you were Christian or not, you simply were. You didn't have a choice. We had prayer every morning, and once I was in grade three we had mandatory bible study. And yes, this was a public school.
I remember someone (alright, I know exactly who but I'm not naming them) telling me when I was in grade 2 that I wasn't Christian because I didn't pray enough.
So what about pagan prayer? Or at least, Wiccan prayer? Because that's the stickler there, isn't it? Wiccan prayer doesn't apply to all pagans. Pagan prayer would probably involve something more earth-based instead of Goddess based, as Wiccan prayer. So how should a Pagan or Wiccan pray? However they want!
Even a simple function like breathing can become a prayer. It can be a prayer to life; with each breath you take you are living for something, instead of just blindly living. A prayer can be as simple as taking time to sit and breathe, and with each breath in and out say something you are living for.
Even Pagans can say prayers before meals. I find personally that the food actually tastes better after it's been blessed - fresher, or somehow more.
Belief Net has a wonderful search function for looking up prayers. By need, text or religion, and Pagan/Earth-based is listed. Abby Willowroot has written many Goddess prayers. The best prayers are the ones you create yourself. You can write them out, or you can say them at the spur of the moment. If it is from the heart, it will mean more than anything written by another person, no matter how eloquent they are.
What do you think about prayer as a Pagan or Wiccan? Do you pray?