"This verse tells us to pray "without ceasing." What does this mean? as Marvin Wilsom explains in Our Father Abraham [156ff], this instruction reflects the Jewish perception that "everything is theological." All in life was sacred. Jewish prayers were not long explications as in our churches but were short, sentence-length prayers that punctuated the entire day. Prayers were said upon hearing good or bad news; upon smelling plants, when eating or drinking (in other words, "saying grace" was all day); there is even a record of a prayer thanking God that one is able to urinate. As a comparison, Wilson points to the line in The Fiddler on the Roof in which a rabbi is asked if there is a blessing for a sewing machine. Does this seems trite? Only because we are now used to praying as we do. In a true expression, such praying reflects the Jewish perception that all is of God and that all is owed to God."
Answering Bible contradictions, misunderstandings, and misinterpretations
I bet there is Orthodox prayers for thankfulness that one's body is functioning after going to the toilet, before and after eating, thankfulness for the sun rising and for the sun setting and the beauty thereof.
That there is food and accommodation. I know that I myself needs to make my prayers for more habitual than normal like I am brushing teeth.
Hot water — How can I not conclude that every time I turn on the hot water in the shower I am but a mere scrap of a man compared to my male ancestors who did not have hot water on demand? I should feel shame every time I exit the shower and see steam on the medicine cabinet mirror.
Also guilty. But I try to transition to cold shower as soon as possible. Really uncomfortable and shortens my shower time. But also invigorating. Turning down the hot water and turning up the cold water is hard.