St. Paul said that we do not know how to pray, but the Spirit prays within us. (Romans 8:26) This is the key to understanding the real meaning of Christian prayer.
It suggests that we learn to pray not by trying to pray, but by giving up, or letting go, of our trying. And instead, learning to be.
This opens access to the deeper prayer of the heart where we can find the ‘love of God flooding our inmost heart through the Holy Spirit he has given us” (Romans 6:5) This is pure experience, beyond thought, dogma and imagination.