When I think about prayer I thing about Exodo 33:11a: ” The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend.”  That is the kind of relationship I want with God.   If that’s the kind of relationship you want, remember that the prayers I listed before are not the way to communicate with a friend.   Think of a couple of good friends you have right now.  What would happen of you talked with them the way we pray?

What if you talked with them at one hundred miles an hour because you wanted to get through as fast as you could so you could do something else?

What if you just used their names t be funny? How do you thing thet will feel?

How would they feel if you said the same thing to them every time you saw them?

Do you think they would like it if your mind kept wandering to other things during your conversations?

What if you fell asleep while you were talking with them?

Would they be impressed if you tried to show them how intellectual you are?

What if you had to write out every conversation before you talked to them?

When we talk with God, there sould allway be four things .  Worship, Confess, Give Thanks, and Intercede (Ask).