Experiencing faith through prayer is the phrase. It is what I find myself doing day by day, hour by hour as I continually converse with God. No question, this conversation is prayer. We chat away, me through words, God through presence. I don’t know when this started, but it’s becoming part of my automatic system. I’m sure that saying the Jesus Prayer has played a major part in the praying without ceasing.
One of the benefits of this continual conversing/praying is that I have become very honest with God. I don’t hide anything, at least that I’m conscious of, and consequently I find that God is very loving of what I do and forgiving of my mistakes and blunders, my sins. Chatting with God may be one of the best way to know that God is loving and that God loves you. Sooner or later you’ll tell all, the good, bad and the ugly.