If the whole idea of prayer doesn't make sense to you but you thought it might be a good idea to try it, just keep it simple, keep it real and keep it going.
God hears every thing we say, just talk to him as you would to a close friend.
Still not sure what to say? Is that a little too informal? You could start with the Lord's Prayer in the Bible.
There are various translations available from the familiar Lord's Prayer from the New International Version to the modern language version of the Lord's Prayer from The Message translation of the Bible.
And if you would like to find out WHY Christians have been praying for over 2,000 years and why it is still relevant today, Alpha Online is a good place to start. Courses are available online, so you can stay in the comfort of your own home and join a course either locally or in another town.