Note: This is a multiple subject post. All questions and comments below are meant to be discussed in this thread. This is because I didn’t want to clutter the forum with everything I wanted to talk about: Pastor Paul Shepard was preaching about once about Proverbs 3:5 saying in order to live by it, we had to be able to communicate to God casually, or not just praying constantly giving him our problems or questions. He also mentioned praying continuously, or talking with God even through our most mundane activities of life. Is that actually prayer? Can we just ‘converse’ with God, like on the freeway or in a café? Do we have to clasp our hands or anything, or is that ritualistic? Some people write their prayers to God in journals…could it be digital as well? And what do we actually call him in prayer? We have Jesus our Lord and our Heavenly Father…both seem to be unacceptable in today’s society, but does it pertain to the situation? Perhaps we give our issues to our King and talk formally to our Father, is there no complete interaction to all of them? Speaking of label issues, why is he also our bride? Do we ever talk to him in a martial/spousal relationship as well?