In today’s Gospel, Jesus is praying for his apostles. It reminds us of our prayer. Do we pray? What do we do when we pray?

To me, it’s simply talking to God. We speak as if talking to a friend. No fancy phrases required. We should be open and honest, saying what is on our minds and in our hearts. Whether we are happy or sad, hopeful or depressed, upset or at peace, we can share our feelings with God our Father, Jesus our Savior and the Holy Spirit our Advocate. We may talk to God silently without moving our lips. We may talk to God in a whisper or in an audible voice.

What matters is that we speak from the heart.