I talk to God like he is my LOVING FATHER (which he is). A loving Father wants to KNOW EVERYTHING
that's going on with you. NOTHING is too big or small for you to go to him with. He cares about the big and the little - that's just how much HE loves you. We don't have to talk with our LOVING FATHER using "thee's and thou's" but everyday language. Of course he's not our boy so we MUST reverently fear Him & worship HIM but simply saying, "Lord, I'm having a bad day. People are making me angry and I am in a bad mood. Would you please help me with my attitude Father because I'm about to say something I know I'll regret
." (this is something I personally have to pray often).
Also, as far as meditating on the word. What you could do is find a verse that relates to your situation or a promise verse etc. and write it down on an index card and carry it with you in your pocket, purse or leave in your car (where it's visible) and say it to yourself throughout the day. It's a great way to memorize bible verses AND to put the word IN you. One day (or week) you may repeat the verse:
"Inspirational Bible Verses: 7
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
You now make that verse YOURS by saying, "I don't have to fear for my heavenly Father goes with me and will NEVER leave me or FORSAKE me."
Once you get that PROMISE in your spirit you will feel a peace (that surpasses all understanding). HTH