Prayer, as I offering it here, is living with a nearly continuous sense of the Sacred no matter what you’re doing or where you are. Prayer is life. But so much of the time, what passes for prayer is actually an abstraction of life, and it’s not the kind of prayer God wants for you. The kind of prayer that’s religious and therefore somewhat separate from ordinary life. That kind of prayer is what people do before a meal, but not while they’re eating. It’s what they do when they’re doing something particularly pious, but not while they’re doing the dishes or writing an email, shuttling kids to school or sitting in a doctor's office, talking with a friend or making love. Too bad. Such a view of prayer keeps them from so much of God. True prayer is, as I’ve said before, as natural as breathing, as earthy as talking a walk.