You go to a party and at this party is Jesus! You greet Jesus and you hear him telling you a story. You get to have a seat and discuss it with him. During the discussion there is something important he tells you and you know you need to keep hold of that point and put it into practice. Finally, you speak a word of thanks and explain how much this has meant to you  since you have to go. 

This is prayer. To learn how to put these steps into practice you can follow this guide. If you are new to prayer, then following the guide is highly recommended.