If you've never prayed before, that's okay. Here is a short prayer to get you started, if you want to read these words aloud to God or say them silently in your head to Him. You can also take this prayer and make it your own by paraphrasing or add your own words to it.
Try to think of talking to God like you would talk to a friend, saying whatever is on your heart.
Father, thank You for creating this world for me to enjoy; thank You for creating me and loving me so much, that You are willing to guide my life. I ask You to meet my personal needs and to lead me as I read the Bible. I ask this in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Take a moment to reflect on the following statements, placing a check mark next to each statement you relate to.