David Mathis contrasts the access that we have to God through Jesus with the human tendency to add lots of words and phrases as we pray as if that gives us some form of control.
IF not having enough words or not having the right words hinders you from praying, you don’t understand Christian prayer.
From his article:
Liberty from heaping up worn and empty phrases, and from many words, is the glorious freedom in which we walk as children of the Father. When we pray — note Jesus’s when, not if — we come to a God who already has initiated toward us. We never introduce ourselves to his highness for the first time, or reintroduce ourselves suspecting he’s too important and busy to remember our name. Prayer is not a conversation we start, but a response to the God who speaks first, calls first, and claims us as his own, even before we return interest in faith and prayer.
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