Prayer is not easy. It is difficult and requires from us great personal effort and sacrifice. Mostly this is so because our ego (our own sense of right-ness and superiority, our sense of uniqueness and specialness) gets in the way of truly receiving the gift of silence that is the heart of prayerful presence. But here is an example of how to pray.
First, set aside 15-20 minutes and find a silent place where you can just sit and listen with as few distractions as possible.