Why is prayer so complicated? Why is it such a struggle? Why can’t I, with simplicity and trust and with consistency, just pray (and then act) like the God of the universe is also the one who simply hears my prayer?
It becomes frustrating, and I can get defeated, when I focus on the outcome, or apparent lack thereof. But shouldn’t the starting point simply be that I can know with utter confidence that when I pray, God hears?
If you stop to think about this, it is overwhelmingly amazing. The omnipotent God, who formed — and is still forming — galaxies by the millions, listens to us. The omni-present God, who is everywhere present in all his fullness, even present in those millions of galaxies made up of millions of stars, is present with me to listen to my praises and my requests. The omniscience God, who knows all, who knows me better than I know myself, who knows my words before I think them much less say them, still hears my words when I pray.