What is prayer?
Ken Gire answers:
“Prayer is the conversation we have with God.
As in any conversation, sometimes we communicate what’s in our heart with great articulation, even eloquence. Other times we find only a toy box of childish expressions. Still other times we grope for words the way a newborn gropes for its mother’s breast.
But the expression of our longing is not as important as the longing itself.
For prayer is nothing more than the soul’s longing for God – and the words nothing more than a child’s attempt to describe them.”
From, “Between Heaven and Earth: Prayer Reflections that Celebrate an Intimate God“, by Ken Gire.