Some Thoughts on Prayer
In the Church, we are given some basic instruction about how to pray. I think that is very helpful to those who have little or no prayer experience. One has to start somewhere and a little guidance is a marvelous thing. We also are urged to use "thee" and "thou" rather than "you" and "your." I like this--it feels more like "God language" somehow, perhaps due to the word usage in the King James Version of the Bible, which I also prefer. It helps me shift to a more spiritual frame of mind if there is a shift in language.
Prayer is personal. How we talk to God is something that is solely between us and Him. Some instruction or advice can get you started, but ultimately everyone finds his own way. I do not think God is all that particular--He just wants us to talk to Him, to turn to Him.
I find something special in prayer. It is a quiet time to commune with God and to feel closer to Him. It is a time to not feel so alone, to feel comforted and reassured. It can also be a time to gain insight, understanding, and direction. Not every prayer will be all of those things, but every prayer can be a direct link to our Heavenly Father, Who loves us more completely and more perfectly than anyone else can.