Praying is talking to God; it is not daydreaming; it is not communing with nature; and it is not thinking of an infinite but abstract power. Prayer is simply talking to God. “..truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:3). Much is involved in practicing the presence of God. While petition is the chief idea concerning prayer, there are other essentials accompaniments, without which the prayer life will be out of balance and ineffective. ADORATION OF GOD The great encouragement to pray is the realization of the presence of God. There is little satisfaction in talking into a telephone without the consciousness of a hearing ear on the other end of the line. The praying of many is a mere repetition of phrases, without consciousness of the presence of God. It is important that we close our eyes on the things seen and open them to the spiritual realm, in adoring contemplation of God -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit. MEDITATION ON GOD’S WORD On this largely depends our sense of adoration. Those who are not faithful readers of God’s Word are rarely successful in prayer. It is here that we find the precious promises, the teachings concerning effectual prayer, and the message which searches and prepares our hearts to pray.