I was praying this morning, and started thinking about prayer. I suddenly realized something about prayer that I have not articulated, at least recently: Prayer is not "talking to God" as I have so often put it to myself and others. Actually, it is conversing with Him. Prayer is a conversation, not a speech. That completely changes things, because a speech is all one-way communication, but a conversation is a flow between parties. It is even different than speeches alternating back and forth. There is a continuous give and take in a conversation, and a responsibility to both contribute and listen in order for the conversation to be maintained. This is prayer. This new perspective on prayer was revolutionary enough for me this morning as I sat there eating my oatmeal and trying to commune with God, but there is a little more.