Conversational prayer recognizes that prayer is dialogue, conversing in prayer not only with God but also with others present. 

This style of prayer emphasizes the art of listening—to the Holy Spirit and to one another. Its use of short, focused prayers prevents anyone from dominating with long, lofty monologues or covering all the prayer requests in one breath. It is also more inviting to those who are shy or new to prayer and encourages them to pray out loud.