Regardless of the manner used in prayer, prayer gradually makes our lives more a prayer. At some point prayerful living and living prayer fuse. A person facing long weeks of bone marrow transplants or chemotherapy prays, and their struggle for life is their prayer. Such a patient reaches for the hand of God. Whether God leads to a place she does not want to go or to the place of the patient’s delight, one’s following God’s lead in faith is the life of prayer.