When i have been very sad and lonely I have prayed to jesus and mary and the saints and my guardian angel and my ancestors. That has pulled me through the darkest parts of my life. All I'm saying is it works for me and you being a practical person, I think it might work for you, too.
Hey I gave five options but if none of those work for you, I've also prayed to demons and trees and bodies of water, viruses and planets and stars and the totality of creation if that helps. Whatever you can truthfully pray to, even if it's nothing but your own shadow, pray to it! I cannot comprehend a life of joy and happiness without the deliberate practice of expressing my thanks for the beauty of all these things.
There are a lot of options in prayer. When I pray, I deliberately recall the people and the places and I love, and list the things that I love about them and list the good things that I hope will happen to them, and I feel sorrow for the times that I have been hurtful and interfered with good things happening, and I express my hopes for a better world and ask that I have a place in the task of creating that world. How could I not cry and smile and laugh and release myself in that process? Pray to yeast, if that's what it takes. I myself have done some fervent praying involving yeast and it's products, not to mention other members of the great mycological tribe who are disposed to intervening in human affairs. Anyway if you have a yeast infection it might work better than that stupid cream.
If you can't think of anything good you can say about anyone in your life, try dead people. Dead people are a sure-fire prayer starter. It's easy to feel that loved ones are watching over me and helping me and protecting me unconditionally when they don't have to worry about the messy material things like bodies and alcoholism and grief to cause them to contradict me. And I try to do justice to the beauty the brought to my life. But hey, maybe you have known more creepy people who now happen to be dead than I am. I'm also told post-it notes can be useful in prayer but this is a trick I haven't figured out yet.
Anyway, my point is, just pray!
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