“Do you pray?”

“Yes, I pray.”

“For what?”

“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.