Here is something that I like from Mary Oliver on prayer:
… a few words together and don’t tryI think this says a great deal about my own prayer now. I am so filled with gratitude that I just let that overflow into silence and try to listen to God as God speaks to my heart. I am making a real effort to listen to and act on the inspirations of the Holy Spirit.
to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but the doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.