Spend time in personal prayer with God. Talk to God as a friend, and as a loving Father.
If you have difficulty thinking of things to say, try following the ACTS formula:
Start your prayers with praise. Praise God for who he is. Worship him and acknowledge his greatness.
Tell God you’re sorry for where you’ve fallen short, where your actions haven’t lived up to God’s expectations, where haven’t done something you should have. Then, ask God’s forgiveness and help to do better next time.
Thank God for His work in your life. Give thanks for all the blessings of this life. As you begin to look for blessings, you’ll be amazed at how many you will find.
Ask God for your specific requests for yourself and other. Share what’s in your heart and where you need God’s help, guidance, and healing. Pray about the needs others have shared with you and come along beside them in prayer. Submit your heart to God – “not my will, God, but yours be done.”