Let’s be honest, many of us feel bad, even guilty, about how little we pray. When we finally do make time to pray, we often don’t know what to say. Or we’re so distracted we can’t focus. Yet for Jesus, prayer was central to his connection to the Father. Prayer was how he connected and responded to the Father. It was the place he listened and was simply with God. And his experience informs ours. Prayer isn’t a duty, an obligation. It is being with God and listening to his voice. It is the relational center of our life with God.