The reason why we do not have a close relationship with our Creator is because we do not know how to repent in a God-fearing manner!
Repentance, Obedience From Heart, Holiness Of God, Character Of God
In order to pray, worship and serve God effectively, we need to understand who he is. This begins with an understanding that he is first of all holy. Only when we get a handle on his holiness can everything else fall into place.
Isaiah 6:1-5, Isaiah 6:11-27
Holiness, Character Of God
Christian/Church Of Christ