“When you talk to God, do not say words that mean nothing, over and over again. People who do not believe in God do that. They think their god will hear them because they say many words” (Matthew 6:7 Worldwide English [New Testament])
Maybe this verse unfairly attempts to blame us for the fact that God ignores most prayers.
Certainly, many of the millions who died in Hitler’s concentration camps poured their heart and soul into prayer, but God evidently cared about more-pressing matters elsewhere.
Me? Pray? I refuse to talk to the jerk!
In such cases, alternatives to prayer do exist:
1. Get a dog and talk to it.
2. Take a walk in nature and talk to it
3. As we always tell our children, “You can talk with Mommy and Daddy about anything“.