Prayer is just talking with the Father. It is not necessary to read words written by someone. If you are a parent, and your child came to you for comfort, and he started to read words from a piece of paper, and recite them to you. What would you think? Simply talk to your Father. He is always there.
when we make a change, it's so easy to interpret our unsettledness as unhappiness, and our unhappiness as a result of having made the wrong decision. our mental and emotional states fluctuate madly when we make big changes in our lives, and somedays we could tight-rope across manhattan, and other days we are too weary to clean our teeth, this is normal. this is natural. this is change. - jeanette winterson