Pray then like this:
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. — Matthew 6:9-13 (ESV)
The concept of communicating with God can be scary for some people, but while awe is certainly appropriate, God does want us to come to him with confidence.
At the same time, prayer changes us more than God; it reminds us of what God wants for us. He wants us to recognize and view Him as our Father as well as our God. He wants us to desire God’s will. He wants us to depend on Him for everything, our daily needs and especially forgiveness, and finally He wants us to seek His guidance for our lives.