Recently, I have been having trouble praying. I wasn’t raised in a really religious household so I was never catechized. I went to a local church and was baptized when I was sixteen but no one ever told me how to pray. There are three main reasons I don’t pray:
I usually don’t know what to pray for – I know the Our Father and Hail Mary but that’s about it. Other than those two, I’m not really sure what to say. My dad says its just like talking to Jesus as if he is your friend but even then I’m not really sure what to say. I’m really an introvert…I do better talking to you guys online than I do in the real world.
I am usually too sleepy to pray. People tell me to pray either in the morning or at night…I cannot focus during those times. And usually throughout the day, I either don’t have the time or I forget.
3)I guess there’s some feeling of pointlessness to praying. God never speaks back, not to me at least. And I also feel like its kind of pointless – God knows what I want in my life, why tell him what he already knows?
It’s not that I don’t want to pray – it’s just that I find it difficult. So when I hear about people praying for thirty or forty minutes at a time, I’m like “Wow, how do they do that?”
Any help would be appreciated. You guys are the best. :o