Prayer is an experience unique to the human condition, where we may engage in conversation with God. This activity which has many shades, and derided by many outside faith, and prized by all who have even of glimpse of it.
Some of the prayers we use are set forms that have been handed through the ages. Some if these will be available as prayer cards and these may help you as they have helped countless saints who have gone before us. Sometimes we pray for specific needs for ourselves of for others in our own words, and if in a group we may conclude this with a set refrain that allows other to join our prayer.
Prayer is a uniquely human endeavour, expressed it would seem in every race and language since the beginning of human habitation of the planet. It may seem vain to think that we might engage in conversation with God himself, yet in awe and wonder, following the example of Jesus, and indeed as he has commanded us to do, we engage in this conversation, not simply rattling off our concerns of the day, but also providing space that we might hear that still small voice of calm.
Our belief in the resurrection of Jesus, the first born from the dead, assures us that the meaning and power of death itself has been conquered. One of the ways that this is often expressed is in our sharing of this conversation with the whole community of heaven.