2. Talk to God as you would a close, loving but all-powerful friend
Talking to God as a tremendous friend is different from just praying to God as a need or duty. As with a friend, you expect back-and-forth communication by noticing how God answers, helps or teaches you.
While prayer may be more of a one-way transaction, talking implies a conversation.
- You can talk to God out loud or inside your mind, whichever feels most effective to you.
- It may be best to find a quiet or private space you can occupy in order to concentrate while you’re talking.
If you can’t, it’s okay to talk silently to God while you’re standing in the checkout line at the grocery store, sitting in a waiting room, or while you’re at work or school, etc.