I read this recently and think it’s so good I want to share it. Once, when D. L. Moody was preaching in Scotland he asked a young Scottish lad what he thought prayer was. The lad’s response was spot-on; he replied, “Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God for things agreeable to His will, in the name of Christ, with confession of our sins and thankful acknowledgment of His mercies.”
Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.