Prayer: The Words of My Mouth
The words we use in our petitions to God are often quite odd. We ask for things that God provides because such is his nature. We pray for things that he has already given or gives abundantly at all times. Perhaps we even pray for him to do what he will not do. When I pray some phrase such as, “God, be near,” I am asking him for something (his presence) that is already given. Of course, I am not saying that such prayers are fruitless. ...