1. You don't know how to do it.
You know how to talk, don't you? That's what prayer is -- talking to God, and learning how to listen. Like any conversation, it feels awkward if you are more or less strangers, or if you've been away for a while, but prayer is something that everyone can learn. Try some Ignatian Spirituality for some gentle, practical advice on how to get the conversation going.
2. It seems childish.
Religion seems childish to people who stopped learning about religion when they were children. Don't think that whatever you learned about God in second grade is all there is to learn! Read some Aquinas, or learn about the martyrs, and then get back to me about...READ MORE