When we pray we communicate with God. When the Israelites were at their wit’s end with Pharaoh’s demands, they cried out to God. God heard, God remembered, God saw and God knew. If the best we can do is pray that we might learn how to pray, that works too. God delights in our reaching out to Him. Prayer quiets us down long enough to hear the Holy Spirit, the still small voice of God inside us.
Jesus teaches us that it is necessary to pray always without becoming weary (Lk 18:18). St Paul returns to the same teaching. He writes to the Thessalonians: “Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thes 5:17-18). When we pray, we are always in union with God, and in turn, with one another.