Sometimes is it difficult for us to think of ourselves as children. When we see little ones running around, always needing something from us, we cannot imagine that we often look and act the same way, only in grown-up bodies. Fortunately, we also have a Parent who already knows our needs.
Don’t spend all of your prayer time repeating yourself or explaining everything in unnecessary detail for God. He knows all of your needs. He does want us to ask though, so that He might be honored when He gives. Also, for a change, we can simply ask Him to speak to our listening hearts. Remember, He’s already got the answer. Give Him the opportunity to share it with you.
Portions of commentary from Charles Stanley’s In Touch Devotional, November 14, 2016.