There are ways to submit to God that only make him look threatening, not thrilling. There are ways to do what he says that only call attention to the fact that he is an authority not a treasure.
Prayer is conversation with God; the intercourse of the soul with God, not in contemplation or meditation, but in direct address to him. Prayer may be oral or mental, occasional or constant.
God loves us and within His own time frame has always revealed light to His children. The embodiment of that light came to earth in the form of His Only Begotten Son, whose birth had long been foretold by prophets.