My mother and father first taught me to pray. When I was young, I used many words in prayer. The older I get, the less words I use. God knows what I need. I pray to remind myself that I am entirely in the hands of Jesus Christ. Silent Centering Prayer now with a short mantra of a word or two is now all that I need. I love all forms of prayer - Eucharistic, Our Father, Hail Mary, and so many more. God hears my prayers daily.