We pray because we are social creatures. We talk to each other. We talk to our pets. It’s natural to converse with Deity, as well. I talk with my mother God, with my brother Christ and with my sister Spirit. I talk with those who have gone before. Sometimes I even talk with Ganesha. (He understands that my path belongs to another, but he listens anyway. )
Sometimes I ‘feel’ it. Often I don’t. I don’t always ‘feel’ it when I exercise, either, but I have faith that’s it’s making my body healthier. It’s the same with prayer. I chatter at Deity even when it feels like a one-way conversation, because I have faith it’s making my soul stronger. Besides, like exercise, it’s good discipline and I feel better afterward.