"Praying with eyes wide open is the only way to pray without ceasing."
~ from One Thousand Gifts, by Anne Voskamp
"Then the king said to me, 'What do you request?'
So I prayed to the God of heaven.
And I said to the king,
'If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight,
I ask that you send me to Judah, to the city of my father's tombs,
that I may rebuild it.'"
We pray to the God of heaven, and we speak to the king.