i felt i had to join this group, because there is so much conflicting information about prayer. i'm not gonna say i have the only answers, but i will share what i know.
anyone can pray. i dont care if you are 1 or 100 years old, anyone can pray.
I am Christian and I attend church often but I always feel awkward when it is time to come to the podium and pray. I know we all have our different ways of talking to God but compared to preachers, I feel like my prayers are being said wrong. That is why I never pray aloud.