Lent is a time of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. Let's take a short look at Prayer and what it is exactly.
There's nothing tricky about prayer. It's simply tuning in to God's presence and God is always present. Not simply alongside us, but within us at the deepest part of who we are. We never have to get God's attention. We have God's total attention, always, everywhere. We never have to make an appointment with God. We're "first on the list". Our appointment is always "right now". When we call God, we never get voice mail. It's direct. To draw near to God, we don't have to travel anywhere. God does all the traveling. We don't have to figure out the right words to get started. God is already speaking to us. All we have to do is turn off the "mute" button.
The reason why we pray is to become more who we are. We're made in the image and likeness of God. When we pray, we become more and more like God. Try it. Use words if you wish. But you can also just sit quietly with God. It's a fine way to spend a few minutes.