This gave me the clue as to what is happening when I pray. If I have a request, I give it and that’s it. But when I want to share something, I simply talk with the Lord the way I would with Lorraine or our children. That means that I find myself praying short “arrow” prayers or having a conversation prayer throughout the day.
When it comes to set times of prayer, I find that I have used several resources over the years. One example is our Anglican Prayer book especially the short Daily Devotions on pages 104 to 137. There is a short morning and evening devotion for each day of the week.
What is missing from this is LISTENING to God. Yet I am constantly surprised that I do hear Him and don’t always recognize that what seems like just a good idea turns out to be the Lord graciously sharing with me within my limitations.