My God, we cry out and complain we groan and weep we are speechless and silent. And we beg and implore, we wish and we will, we crave and insist. We thank and praise, we rejoice and dance, we sing and we glorify. These are all ways of expressing our lives before God. To call them all 'praying' is much too narrow, because the word 'pray' means much the same as 'ask' and 'plead'. But to come to God only with our entreaties is hardly the expression of a true love for God. God is more than our heavenly helper in time of need.
Moltmann, Jorgen, "What Are We Doing When We Pray?" (1999). Institute of Liturgical Studies Occasional Papers. Paper 89.