the only correction I would have is that it shouldn't take life getting hard for us to pray. Pray when you're going through the better seasons of life too. But certainly, cry out to God in times of need. He is listening.
When you come to the edge of all the light you have known and are about to step out into the darkness, faith is knowing one of two things will happen.there will be something to stand on or you will be taught how to fly.
No more death or sorrow or crying or pain "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away