|Taken from: http://www.stacatholic.org/pray|
This hasn't always been the easiest thing for me. There are days when I don't feel like I'm worthy of praying or talking to God. Like he won't listen to me because I've sinned too much.
Some days, I find myself pausing to pray randomly throughout the day and night. Then some other days, I forget. That sounds horrible! How many times have you caught yourself forgetting to pray?
Then there is everyone telling us that we should pray a certain way, or not ask God for things, or that we have to speak to God a certain way. From my understanding, from Bible verses, as well as studies I've read, God doesn't want us to treat him with this ultimate reverence and like a stranger. He doesn't want us to speak to him like someone we don't know. We should speak to God as our Father; with respect, yes, but with our heart and minds open. With love and hope and happiness.
When I pray, there is not much rhyme or reason. I thank God for things blessings I have received, and I end it thanking for Jesus.
James 4:2 We have not because we ask not.
Psalm 145:18 The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.