If God is omnipresent then doesn't it make sense that "every thought is a prayer"? I was always fascinated by the thought that God knows everything and is omniscient. I used to wonder why I need to pray or tell God anything - because shouldn't God already know?
I've pondered this for a very long time and figured out that God isn't listening only by appointment, when you choose to spend a few minutes periodically in conscious communication. God is listening every second of every day.
God is listening when you appreciate and give thanks for what you have and where you are and God is listening when you are complaining because you aren't where you want to be and don't have what you want.
So where do you spend most of your time? Do you spend most of your time being thankful or do you spend most of your time worrying? Worrying is the equivalent of complaining. The more we worry the more we complain.
Every moment spent in complaining pushes the things we want away from us. Every moment spent in appreciation brings the things we want closer to us. Appreciation fills our hearts with joy.
The purpose of prayer is not to tell God anything - it is to fill our hearts with joy.
Cleaning up the mental crap that we have stored in our heads is the best type of spring cleaning we could do. That's what my new workbook "Reaching for Joy" is all about.