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We need to develop our relationship with Jesus by prayer, talking with Him, listening to Him. Advancing your relationship does not always necessarily mean you have to be in prayer. You can be anywhere, anytime, doing anything and be in communion with Jesus.
Talk to Him while you are relaxing on the couch having a beer or glass of wine. Talk to Him while driving, walking, bicycling, working out, etc…
The most difficult thing is to hear the whispers of His answers in a world filled with constant noise. Believe me…His words rarely come in a lightning bolt, but in a whisper; or we may see something that is a message as we pass by.
Great joy can come from reading scripture and making use of spiritual writings, but not all the time for most people.
Pray to our Blessed Mother…Pray the Rosary. (only one decade if you are having difficulty) As you begin to hear the whispers and see the signs as you proceed during your day, you will begin to become more comfortable in prayer again.
Get yourself a subscription to Magnificat or a similar publication to help you begin to pray through out the day. There is morning, evening, and nightime prayer; along with the daily Mass and small biographies of the Saints daily. This will be a good next step.
The main thing is watch and listen. Listen for the whispers. Look for a message in everyday sights (however ordinary they may be) God answers us in so many ways that often go unnoticed because we are out of tune due to the intrusion of the secular world.
Give it a try…