“Prayer is a friendly conversation with the One we know loves us.” St. Teresa of Avila
Catherine De Hueck Doherty explained the same concept this way: “Prayer is conversation with God. It does not require a thousand books. It requires a simple and tremendous love of God and a total simplicity. I am beloved by God. He created me. This is the first idea. And he wants to be loved by me. We have to get that into our heads. Then we proceed to tell him we love him.”
I think if we all engaged a lot more in this kind of friendly conversation with our Creator, the entire creation would benefit tremendously. I, for one, need to pray more. It’s as easy and as necessary as breathing; I wonder why we forget to do it?