Prayer is said to be the grammar of faith and this course delves into the heart of liturgy: prayer. By going to poor and abandoned places in New York City, students learn how to pray from below. By being with the poor, we learn a new grammar for our theologies and spiritualties. We also learn about prayers from other traditions which help us understand those at the margins that are different from non-Christian perspectives. With this new vocabulary, students are able to create a narrative/action, word/performance that help defy the structures of Empire.