The other day I came across this from Madeleine L’Engle,
“To pray is to listen, to move through my own chattering to God, to that place where I can be silent and listen to what God may have to say.”
Sometimes we “define” prayer as “talking to God.” Would it be better to think of it as “talking with God?” Or even at times sitting quietly with God.
We don’t get to know our friends or loved ones if we do all the talking when we are together. I would guess we don’t get to know God if we do all the talking.
Might I suggest that as you make time to pray you also make time to listen?