All Christians at times find it hard to pray. This can be experienced as an awkwardness as we start out on our journey of faith. For the more mature believer, there can be seasons where one feels more distant from God, as well as the occasions when we wonder about our prayers being answered. In this article J. A. Medders gives some helpful insights into prayer and concludes with a list of resources plus a video in which Justin Taylor interviews Don Whitney on “Praying the Bible”.
"Prayer is essential to our spiritual lives. That’s probably not a surprise to anyone. But what is a surprise is how many of us think we are terrible at praying. I used to think this way too. And, surprise, I don't think we are as "bad" at praying as we think we are. Now, I know I can grow. I bet you want to grow in prayer too. Three things come to mind on how to grow in praying to our Father.
First, we have mishandled the nature of prayer.
Next, part of our problem in prayer is that we are too hard on ourselves.
The first lesson in the school of prayer: Ask the Lord, “Will you teach me to pray?”"