Why are these verses not prayers?

 

The words are called prayer, but my Divine Mother, my God, is beyond words.

If I say, “I love you,” I love not.

Where feelings overwhelm the senses, there words cease to be.

Only an awareness remains.

Such awareness is meditation, a prayer without words.

 

A deep wave of peace comes over me in the knowledge that I, a little ring, am part of the cosmic gold.

This, the ring of love for its gold origin is my love for God.

 

My spark of awareness knows that it came from the same fire of consciousness from which emanate all the stars of the night.

I grow and glow in the knowledge of that majestic peace; that is my prayer; the prayer of my innermost being radiating in the light of meditation.

 

Are these verses, then not, a prayer?