...how does one pray?
...how does one pray earnestly, deeply, contemplatively, genuinely?
...how does one pray without ceasing?
Is it that thought, that constant awareness of my need for mercy from God? Is it that whispered prayer on a sigh as the memory of an old friend falls out of nowhere into my mind? Is it the begging for mercy as one more time I am tested to the limit of my patience? Is it the asking for mercy once again after I've been pushed past the limit of my patience? Is it scrubbing the bathtub in humility, at least for one small moment of personal victory, rather than in anger?
Is it the constant conversation of my life?
Is it all this? Or is there more, something I"m missing?
Am I praying earnestly even as I go through my life? And if not, how can I tell?