Matthew 6:8 says this: “So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.”
Knows what we need before we ask. Knows us better than we know ourselves. Kind of hard to imagine yet….true.
God does not need, want, or ask for mindlessly repeated prayers. We don’t need to use just the right words for Him to understand.
Romans 8:26 says:
“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”
Even when we don’t have the words…He knows.
What we do need is to communicate in sincerity and humility. God knows what we need before we even ask. We can speak to Him simply and openly, and He will hear, understand, and respond.
Hebrews 4:15–16 says this:
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
He knows. He’s been there. He’s seen it all and knows what we’re feeling, thinking, contemplating and how we’ll react.
Trust Him. Surrender to Him in it all.