So this can be where we start this discussion. I'm planning on making a response in the next hour but in case you read this before I respond, I'd be really interested to hear more of your general thoughts on the subject. You mention seeing more of the connection between prayer and epistemology. Yes, I find that very interesting. In one of the quotes I posted I think it stands out:
Prayer as no beginning and no end. It is a part of life. And prayer is as continual as life. Everyone prays without ceasing. Ask and you have received, for you have established what it is you want.
I do believe that PoF shows how we actually have prayed for the world we percieve, we have established the world we want. But for this to make much sense there needs to be some kind of basic recognition of the ego's function in our thinking/perceiving. I have shared your moment of realzing how I had kept apart my inner schooling from investigating the nature of "sin". It was as if I let them exist on two tracks. I increased my capacity to make thinking the object of my attention AND I allowed my earliest perceptions/notions of "sin" to be unaffected. This split in my mind reflects THE split that PoF is all about overcoming. So, if you happen to read this before my "first" response, please say more about your thoughts in general.