We are always in the presence of the God.
Prayer heightens that presence to a touching point between this world and the Eternal.
In this technological age we are accustomed to sending messages into cyberspace with the expectation that they will get through to their intended destination. When we pray we are sending a message via the spiritual superhighway and can be equally sure that the message will be received and understood.
If you find prayer difficult, perhaps the words from St. Matthew’s Gospel might help a little:
Your Father (God) already knows what you need before you ask him.
We can take great comfort from this. When we struggle for words, and when our prayers become hesitant or muddled, God understands.
We need to come to prayer in humility, but with confidence, because God loves us and wants the best for us.