I think some wisdom has legs and can walk across different contexts and still be effectively applied. This from Eugene Peterson
Peterson believes listening is also the key to prayer. As a pastor, he often heard people complain about prayer. He believes the problem is that we treat God like an answer man, “but we don’t know enough about God to know what to ask.” His advice, “listen” to what God says.
He also suggests God’s people memorize the Lord’s Prayer and the Psalms. Even though the Psalms don’t always look like prayers, they can saturate our lives with words of Scriptures and are a way for us to talk to God.