Robert Duvall shows what authentic, non-churchy prayer looks like in his role as Sonny in The Apostle. Okay, I don’t necessarily promote Sonny’s prayer as a model to follow (although it does reflect some of the more “desperate” language in some of the Psalms). It just seems that my prayers are often so formal and distant. Not nearly as real and personal as they could be. Sonny prays like he really knows Jesus.