“Do you pray?”
“Yes, I pray.”
“Why do you think I ask for something?”
“Isn’t that what praying’s for? Asking for things?”
“Maybe I just talk to the gods.”
“Why would you do that?”
“Why not? I love them.”
Well said. And yes, requesting help is a valid form of prayer. But so is prayer as communion, and I get rather frustrated that some seem to see it as a magical vending machine only.