Let me talk more, O Lord, about you and those things you do and delight in, and less about myself and my desires and accomplishments.
Let me study more, O God, your ways and will, and less on how I can get ahead and taste success.
Let me meditate more, O Father, on your word and your commands, and less on my wants and needs.
Let me trust wholly, O Savior, in your promises and in your plan to save, and not at all in my strategies and tactics for providing for self.
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).