Prayer is a critical part of our relationship with God. However, it is also a very misunderstood practice. Many of us treat God like an eternal pinata ready to drop candy out of the sky if we bother Him long enough about our wants and desires. Others tend to treat Him as a sky fairy that can magically wave a wand and make miracles happen if we say the magic words. Still others pretend that God is a genie in a bottle that only grants three wishes so we better ask just right. Is this what prayer really is, or is there more? Simply put - prayer is talking to God about what you're working on together. It's a relationship that requires both listening and talking. The Bible is filled with many examples of people who talked to God about all kinds of things happening in their lives.