You don't really know someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. You spent a lot of time with your parents, but you really didn't know them until you became a parent yourself. We not only need to have a personal relationship with God through prayer, but we need to begin to do the things he would do. So, what would God do? God's work is to bring to pass the eternal life and exaltaion of all people by teaching faith in Jesus Christ and repentance.