Prayer is vital to our spiritual life in Christ. I have been convicted through a recent study with my small group to ramp up my prayer life to make it more intentional and meaningful. Christ gave us an example of how to pray in Matthew 6:9-13. It's sort of like a template outlining these 5 sections: Adoration, Consecration, Supplication, Intercession, and Protection. Within these parts, we can have the liberty of personalizing our talk with God. Someone has likened it to "riffing" much like a jazz musician takes a piece of music and makes it his own.