In the "early" Whitehead, there was no mention of God. This is largely the pre-1925 Whitehead. In the biggy, "Process and Reality," God is introduced to explain creativity and also the meaningfulness of life. Between about 1020 and 1929, Whitehead kept expanding his system. In his "Concept of Nature', circa 1920, he is purely interested in rethinking what science is, period, no metaphysics, no God, etc. Then, in 1925, he publishes "Religion in the Making." See, no he has moved into religion. And then finally the grand slam finale, "Process and Reality," where he presents his full-blown metaphysics. I'm still puzzled why you would call process a dualistic metaphysic. The way I use the term "dualism" is to denote a metaphysical system where God and creation stand over and against one another. You have a temporal-material world of time and change, and then you have the divine, God, a wholly simple, immaterial, immutable world. God and the universe are like two circles sitting beside one another. As such, it seems God and the world are but parts of a larger whole which includes them and then transcends either one of them. What do you call this whole? Meta-God? In process, it is very different. The universe is ontologically part of the being of God. I like Hartshorne's metaphor that the universe is the body of God. In process, there is only one circle, God. I'm sorry, but I just don't follow you about prayer. In process, God enjoys a direct, immediate empathic response to any and all creaturely feeling. That, to me, is the most solid reason I could think of for praying. Could you clarify a bit more here, please?