In the grand scheme of things, the simple ways are best.
There is no magic word, no litmus test.
Did you believe, as best you could, that love will find a way?
Did you keep hope alive just for a day?
Did you see light in someone’s eyes?
Did you run as for a prize?
Did you keep going, just to keep your word?
Did you keep faith with friends, if not the Lord?
If you can love, then you know how to pray.
And this is life eternal, now, today.