I read a book on grief last week. It was written by a self-described "Jewish atheist." In the "recovery" portion of the book, the author suggested that grieving people "pray, even if you don't believe in any particular god or higher power."
Well, for those who do think there is more to life than what meets the eye, do you talk to Jesus / God, or do you talk at Him? Do you pray for the sake of completing some obligation, or to impress Him with words? Or do you pray to convey information crucial to an intimate relationship?
I remember a Pastor talking about praying and he said something like, if it seems like you keep losing your train of thought while praying, it’s probably because you’re praying about useless stuff or using a lot of useless words.
Yes God invites us to come to Him at any time about any thing. But He also said we are going to have to give an account for every word spoken.
Think about Who you are talking to.
Think about what you’re talking about.
It seems to me that the fewer the words the greater the need.
When we're desperate, “Help!” is usually enough.
Think about Who you are talking to and why.