When you have overwhelming doubt then theres no need to pray. In your case you were talking to yourself.<quoted text>
While attempting prayer I realized I was talking to myself.
I wouldnt waste my time either if I didnt believe in God.
I have seen God answer many prayers. Enough of them answered to prove to myself that he is real. Being able to pray to God is like a benefit. You guys are missing out on one of the great benefits in life.
I was once told by my Supervisor to schedule the vacations for all the people that worked for me. Vacation is a benefit just like having medical and a dental plan. I dont schedule their dental visits and I refused to schedule when they take vacations. With benefits you use it or lose it. Its not mandatory one take a vacation or have dental work done.
The same goes for prayer. If you dont use it, you lose it. No problem.