To be honest, I am at the point where I am not doing as much prayer as I normally do. It is just because I am so busy right now. I go through cycles. I have seen the power of prayer, though. When I pray my Rosary, one thing that I ask for is that my brother is given extra protection when he is on the road. He is a trucker driver who drives across country quite often. One day, he was driving in his regular truck with his daughter when they had a major accident. It was one where they should have been hurt very badly, if not killed. They both walked away with minor injuries, just bruises (especially to my brother’s ego!).
I used to not pray all that much. I saw it as too hard, or a waste of time. You know, the usual excuses like why would God want to talk/listen to me, I am such a horrible person anyway. But, the more that I have learned about our faith, the more that I believe that God really wants to hear from us. We just have to open our hearts to it.