Dialogue as a noun refers to:
“conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie”.
Dialogue as a verb refers to:
“take part in a conversation or discussion to resolve a problem”.
Merriam-Webster defines it as this:
“a : a conversation between two or more persons; also : a similar exchange between a person and something else (as a computer)b : an exchange of ideas and opinions”
The point I’m trying to make is that it is an exchange of ideas. When we pray, or talk to God, we need to take the time to listen to the answers to our prayers or what we’ve said. It is not enough to pray, just as a conversation between us is not one-sided, neither is dialogue with God.
Sometimes when we listen, the most remarkable things come into our minds. We may try to reject them as impossible, or not anything we could do and feel doubt, as Moses did, but we need to listen as Noah did.
I say quick prayers sometimes, but the times I pray and take the time to listen, are the times when my diaglogue with God is most valuable.
I suggest that the next time you have a problem or even a question about your life, that you talk to God and then be silent for awhile afterwards and listen to the answers you receive. My best time to dialogue with God is early morning, before the noise and business of the day begins. A simple prayer asking to be shown how to use this day that you’ve been given to glorify God and do his will can sometimes yield your best days, if you are quiet and listen to what occurs to you to do after you’ve asked this question.