Sometimes it is hard to know how to start a conversation with God.

For some of us, “prayer” has perhaps been a part of our daily lives since we were young. But for others, we just started exploring spirituality, and the idea of God seems overwhelming, let alone talking to Him. The truth is, wherever we are at with God, it is good to be reminded that in order to have a relationship, we have to start some fresh dialog.

It is encouraging to remember that God knows us inside and out, and that He actually enjoys hearing all our hopes, fears, thoughts, questions, and requests. Here is an example of a prayer written by a woman we know who has a vulnerable, real relationship with God. If you need an example of how to start your own conversation, maybe model your own prayer after this one. Grab a journal and begin the journey!