By prayer, we refer to God all that happens in our life each day, whether good or ill. For there is no difference between a man of faith and a man without faith (or of little faith) with respect to the routine experiences all of us undergo every moment of our lives, day in and day out, for weeks and months and years at a time. Our lives externally are little different from the lives of those around us; what makes the difference, what must make the difference, is the faith that inspires all our decisions and choices and actions. Without faith, our lives are just so many empty and boring routines, hollow at the core…. With faith, however, even the most boring and routine action of every day has merit and significance for us—and for the kingdom of God.
Fr. Walter Ciszek, S.J., He Leadeth Me
shamelessly lifted from Clayton at The Weight of Glory