Prayer is quite simple really. I think it is us who make it complicated. That is why many people, good people, do not know how to pray and soon give up. We must try to set aside the idea that it is something we do separate from everything else. Then the insight into the fact that God sees our whole life in an instant, enables us to see that we are always in the presence of Him who sustains us, despite our sins and weaknesses.
It is like leaving a door open, if you leave the door open the breeze of the evening comes in. You cannot invite it: you cannot prepare for it; you cannot say, "I must, I must not". Just leave the door open. This means a very simple act, an act which is not of the will, which is not of pleasure, which is not projected by the tricks of thought, but of love. A connection beyond the limitations of self. Then through this open door comes something that cannot be measured in time. If we can begin to see that, the process of transformation can begin.