Prayer is conversation with God. As you grow in your prayer life, your relationship with God will become more beautiful than you ever dreamed. You do not need any special formulas or “proper” ways to pray. Just begin talking to God. He wants to hear your heart most of all. Then practice sitting quietly and listening to God with your heart. There are many ways to grow in your prayer life, and we will look at some of those here. But it all starts with just a simple conversation: “Hi, God, it’s me. I want to talk to you. And I want to spend time with you.”
A life of prayer offers a constant reminder of God’s love. To pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) means to allow your heart to beat as one with God’s.
While a life of prayer means communion with God and awareness of His presence and love, it also means accountability, transparency, vulnerability, humility, repentance, truth in love, and times of quiet contemplation.
The spiritual disciplines of meditating on scripture, searching your heart, and resting are beautiful compliments to a life of prayer.