I am exploring what others have to say about personal prayer, the foundation of Solitary Splendor because it's what I can do completely on my own. In fact, it's best when I'm on my own, with nobody else to say how to pray or what to pray. It's just between God and me.
Chris Harrison is a convert to Judaism with a great attitude about Jewish personal prayer, called hitbodedut, which means self isolation, because it involves isolating yourself to talk to God.
My favorite advice Harrison gives in his ReformJudaism.org post is, "Just open your mouth and let the words flow. Disburse your needs, frustrations, and desires to the cosmos unencumbered by the judgment of others." Isn't that beautiful? Jewish personal prayer is my favorite thing to do, and I love the way he describes it!