William Shakespeare is known for some insightful quotes. I like this one below. It "connects for me" to the question of "why the words in the prayer didn't fly up". (prior post, which by the way has been updated)
In Act 1, Scene III of Hamlet, Polonius says,
“This above all: to thine own self be true
And it must follow, as the night the day
Thou canst not then be false to any man/Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!"
In the "What Matters" section of this blog I have pondered being true to ones self and found that it can be selfish or helpful to others. You will have to check that section if you want to have a good guess at why the dog picture is below.
Take a look. Hope your true to your thoughts so that they can indeed fly up.