Let go of your own ideas of prayer and banish from your mind all the overblown words you have ever heard. Let your prayers become what the Lord says they should be. Reverent. Obedient. Dependent. Merciful. Pure. Simple.
God welcomes broken sinners, anyone who owns up to their failings and receives his forgiveness. Covering up your sin just compounds it. Admit everything to the Lord, holding nothing back.
As you talk to God, he invites you to bring into the open every thought and emotion rumbling inside you. His love creates the safest place in the world for you to express your grief.