Cleric magic is divinely inspired, and is granted to Clerics through prayer.Whether these powers are granted to Clerics by higher powers, if thesehigher powers are what the Cleric believes them to be, or if all Clericalspells are merely ritualized forms of sympathetic magic, are all subjectsfrequently debated. Only one thing is for sure: Clerical magic is indeedmagic of a sort, as even though Clerical spells are formalized in a waythat Magic-User spells are not, their results cannot be duplicated bynon-Clerics.The process of gaining, preparing, and casting Cleric spells are indeedformalized, but only within a religion. Different religions, and evendifferent sects within the same religion, execute their magical ritualsdifferently from one another.
Clerics may cast any spell on their spell list, and do not use spell books.So all first level Clerics have full access to all first level spells, for instance.
Preparing Spells Each Day
A Cleric must rest for six continuous hours before preparing spells. After resting, the Cleric must meditate and pray for a number of hours equal tothe highest level spell being prepared. This process is sometimes calledmemorizing spells.Spells remain in memory until they are cast, and once they are cast, the power of the spell leaves the caster. However, the same spell may be prepared multiple times. The Cleric’s spell charts give the maximumnumber of spells that may be memorized at each level and the Cleric maynever have more than this number prepared at one time. Clerics maysimply dismiss spells from the mind uncast, clearing their “spell slot” for other spells when preparing them as usual.