We have all had the frustration of being misunderstood. Our words were heard, but either we used the wrong words, or the hearer misconstrued the meaning. That never happens in Prayer. God will not only “Give ear to my words,” he will also “Consider my Meditation.” That is, he will think about what we think about. But even more, God will “hearken unto the voice of my cry.” God knows what we say, how we think, and how we feel. The Psalms that teach us about prayer teach us about God (Psalm 5:1-2).

Bill Boyd