Lord, teach us to pray, just as John [the Baptist] taught his disciples.  – Lk 11:1

Reflection. Pray in order to give yourself to God.  Begin wherever you find yourself.  Make any acts you want to make and feel you ought to make, but do not force yourself into feelings of any kind.  Just give yourself to God and if you cannot think of what to say, beg Him to have mercy on you and offer Him all your distractions.  – Abbot John Chapman

Prayer. Lord I am going to give myself to You right now.  I feel stupid at times when I pray because I do not exactly know what to say.  So I will offer You my stupidity, and trust that You will be pleased with my humble efforts.