What matters most is to develop our personal relationship with God. That relationship is expressed in prayer.
God, by God’s very nature, speaks, hears, and replies. Indeed, reminded us to pray constantly. 1st Thessalonians 5:17.
Far from turning in on ourselves or withdrawing from the ups and downs, praying we turn toward God and through him to each other, including the marginalised and those following ways other than God’s path.
As the saints teach us vividly, prayer becomes hope in action.
Christ was their constant companion, with whom they conversed every step of their journey for others.
(From pope Benedict the 16th)