I was asked by a caller, “When you pray, do you pray all day long?”
I replied, “Yes.”
“How is that possible?” She wondered.
I explained that prayer is not words. It’s how one lives. For instance, one of my prayers is to be spiritually minded so that I can hear God’s direction. Since I want to hear God’s direction all the time, I strive to put that prayer into practice wherever I am and in whatever I do. I keep listening for God’s wisdom all day long. That’s one of my prayers in action.
Or, to give another example, since health is spiritual mindedness, to stay healthy, I pray to be spiritually minded all the time, no matter where I am or what I’m doing. It’s an on-going prayer that never stops. And it’s a reliable way to stay healthy.
Prayer is Truth and Love in action. Words often help us get started with our prayers and form a concrete plan of action. But it’s not the words that bring the results. It’s living the words. And hopefully that is happening round-the-clock!
“We must ‘pray without ceasing.’ Such prayer is answered, in so far as we put our desires into practice. The Master’s injunction is, that we pray in secret and let our lives attest our sincerity” Science and Health, p. 15.