All prayer is grace.
Why is all prayer grace? Because every prayer of ours is a gift, and every time we pray is a gift. Whenever our thoughts turn to God, whether in desperation or gratitude, it is a gift. It is a response to God, who is constantly reaching out to us in love. We were created to be in a relationship with God, but it is easy to forget this! – To get so caught up in the day-to-day challenges, frustrations, and joys, that we neglect our primary relationship, with the One who created us and who loves us and who wants nothing more than to hear from us, and to spend time with us, simply to be with us.
Every prayer is a response to this love and draws us deeper into this love. So, what I believe more than anything else about prayer, and about life, is that it is all grace.