Talking with God
Prayer is simply having a conversation with God. Just like you would do with your friends, the more you spend time with your friends, the more you get to know each other. In the same way, we can actually talk with God. As we get to know God better, we get to know His heart better. Often in prayer, we can gain perspective, experience His peace when going through difficult situations and can and express how we are going on the inside.
Here’s some tips on how to start:
o Be real with God.
In the book of Psalms, David was very honest with God. When he was on top of the world or when everything seemed to be going wrong, when he felt upset towards God, and when he was praising God…David was real. You can be real too. Don’t feel like you have to be perfect
o Thank God for the things you are grateful for
o Tell God how much you love Him
o Thank God for his forgiveness for things that we may have done or said
o Ask God for what you need
o Ask God to help friends and family
"Remember it's a conversation, so there is listening involved too."