All of us are created with a capacity to know God's continuous activity in our lives, although let's be quick to add, overcoming the challenges to do so can be rather daunting. Our every day, ordinary lives tend to be over packed.
When you think about prayer, what comes to mind for you?
In my journey with prayer, I have come to think of prayer as God's work in me. Though this might be a simple statement about prayer, it best captures my present understanding of prayer. To quote Chris E. Green "Prayer is the life of Jesus coming alive in us."
This is a simple reflective exercise for quietly contemplating the landscape of your life. You can choose a short period of time (over the last few days, weeks, months). It is also possible to do it over a long period of time.
This is an excellent way to prepare for a meaningful conversation with your spiritual director or a spiritual friend.