The abandonment of the idea of the "ground of being" (Tillich) is not nihilistic abandonment (resulting in meaninglessness) but the kenotic purposeful abandonment (self emptying love) consistent with the trajectory of the Son of God. (The cross is ultimately God abandoning God as the full revelation and implementation of a love that has always been) This kenotic act is not aoristic (gk verb for an instant action) but a present continuous act-ion eternalised through the resurrection and ever living presence of the Spirit of Christ. Prayer is this cross-like courageous letting go into what people call nothing-ness with no ulterior motive finding as a continuous novelty and surprise that "behold we live". This living is a loving, kenotic, self giving connectivity with all that is!