“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who [is] in the secret [place;] and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Matthew 6:5-6 (NKJV)
There are messages and books about the art of prayer but truth is prayer is more of a heart state than an art study. Prayer has to do more with your heart and less with your art. It’s more of your person and less of your performance.
Hannah in her prayer to God for a child simply poured out her heart to God. Only her lips moved, no one else but God heard what she was saying and she got the answer, she gave birth to a son – Samuel the prophet of God! See-1Samuel 1:9-20.
Prayer is heart to heart communion with God. It is intimate communication between you and God. Prayer is a love affair between you and God. It’s sacred and intimate. In other words what’s going on in prayer is between you and God. You are talking to God, He’s listening to you, and He’s talking to you and you’re listening to Him. Therefore you don’t need a third party to be hearing and involved in order to have powerful effective prayer.
Because God is a heart dealer – He’s more interested in and focused on what’s in your heart; prayer should always be a pouring out to God of what’s in your heart. What you say should simply be voicing the thoughts, intents, cares, petitions, concerns, and desires of your innermost being.
You don’t need to be loud and rowdy about that. Prayer isn’t about shouting, screaming and yelling. It’s not about crying with tears, mourning, and lamenting.
God doesn’t hear and answer you because you’re louder than the loudest, sadder than the saddest, more tearful than the most tearful.
Notwithstanding some people are naturally loud – that’s their personality, they can hardly keep their voice low and their tone down, so even in prayer they can’t help it but turn up the volume. Sometimes even the quietest of us can get excited and overwhelmed so we may break out in a shout. All of that’s alright after all true intimate communication is about freely expressing yourself, letting it all out. But the point is God doesn’t hear and respond to us because of the altitude of our sights, emotions, and sounds but rather He receives us from the attitude of our heart. You don’t need to impress neither do you have to suppress your true self. Talk to God anytime, anywhere as a friend in sincerity as you’re. You have His undivided attention.