We may not always be facing a life-or-death situation, but we should never be afraid to ask for help from the plentiful resources that are available to us in times of uncertainty. And, most certainly, we should never shy away from asking our Savior for help.
Peggy S. Worthen, "Preparing for Life’s Unexpected Storms", BYU Speeches, September 7, 2021
The commandment by the Lord to pray always does not mean that we are always kneeling, or bowing our heads, or closing our eyes. Frankly, that would not be wise or even feasible. There's a time and a place for those intentional acts of reverence and respect.
When we intentionally pray to Heavenly Father, we open a conduit of communication to Him. Like a cell phone call that doesn't ever end. His commandment to pray always means that we always keep that conduit open or that phone call open.
That conduit stays open as we read and study the words of God. That conduit stays open as we pay our tithing, keep the sabbath day, and fast. That conduit stays open as we love and respect those around us, especially those who don't believe as we do. That conduit stays open as we keep the Savior in our hearts and in our thoughts. In short, that conduit stays open as we strive to be like our Brother.
Heavenly Father will not close that conduit on His end. He will not hang up on us. We're the ones who close it, even slam it shut at times. We're the ones who hit the "end call" button. Heavenly Father has given us this very important resource on our journey on earth. It is available to all.
I need to be better at using this tool.