The apostles... rendezvoused with Jesus and reported on all that they had done and taught. Jesus said, "Come off by yourselves; let's take a break and get a little rest." For there was constant coming and going. (Mark 6:31, The Message)
Sometimes prayer is sitting quietly in the Lord's Presence and finding our spirits renewed. Sometimes prayer is an outburst of thanksgiving for gifts given from on high. Sometimes prayer is intense petition, storming Heaven for loved ones and for our world. Sometimes prayer is making a clean breast of it, 'fessing up to our failures in love." Sometimes prayer is pure praise, not because of who we are or even what we've received, but because of Who God is. Martin Luther famously said, "As it is the business of tailors to make clothes and of cobblers to mend shoes, so it is the business of Christians to pray."