God knows our heart anyway, He’s just waiting to spend time with you, so don’t worry about how you say something or which of the Holy Trinity you should pray to – how about all three? It’s just having a conversation with your family!
Often when I pray, I ask Mary to pray with me and for me, and I begin by speaking with my Heavenly Father, then with my Savior Jesus, and then with the Holy Spirit, asking for continued guidance and whatever graces and gifts I need. Or just begin by praying “Dear Blessed Trinity…”
I sometimes also ask for my guardian angel to be at my side to keep me from distractions and temptation and pray to St. Michael the Archangel to defend me in spiritual battle from the enemy.
You also might want to try the four main areas of prayer –
Praise (You are such a loving and forgiving God!)
Thanksgiving (Thank you for all the gifts you have given me – my family, etc.)
Reparation (I’m sorry, Lord, for the times I’ve failed you…)
Petition (Please help my mom who is in the hospital…)
But sometimes we make it more complicated than it needs to be…
I remember reading a beautiful story about an older man who had difficulty praying, and the priest told him to put a chair in front of him and imagine Jesus sitting there, then just talk to him. This was difficult at first, but the man really came to love this form of prayer. As he was older and in the hospital he realized he would never go home, and his priest friend would visit him often. One day when the priest arrived, the door was closed and his daughter was standing outside quietly crying. The priest comforted the daughter and then she said “I was only gone a few minutes to get something to eat, and while I was gone he died alone. I feel so bad. And the strange thing is, when I came back my father had leaned way out of his bed and his head was on the chair next to his bed.” The priest smiled and said, “Oh, your father didn’t die alone. Let me tell you a story…”