You kneel to pray. The world around you, restrains its breath to listen in. What you say will be akin to putting your heart, open, upon the most precious alter in existence. There is nothing you will do that has more weight than what you commit to your Father in these moments.
God loves to hear what you have to communicate. Every day of your life His heart is tuned to hear your words, your heart. He doesn’t care to hear news about you so much as He craves having you relate yourself to Him personally.
He not only wants to hear what you have to say, He longs to divulge His word to you as well. In fact, there’s so much He has to share, that He must fairly burst with the abundance! There is nothing He meant human life to be about exclusive of this.
Now is the time to tell God exactly what You want from Him, and you do. You commence with your monologue in short order. What He heeds in your requests is almost pure static. There is no quietness, no evidence of you wanting to just be in His presence and sit awhile.
He wonders why you come. Why you choose to turn your voice toward Him and not another. What do you seek to gain? Surely it is not consistent with the gains He wants to give you.
Your interest is not in His heart. Your hope is that the substance of His words will be consistent with your expectations. You have no thought of what He might want to give to you all on His own. You come not to receive, but to demand. You don’t know what real prayer–the deep and personal relating with God–is about.
But, there is hope. We all start out here. Thank God He has no intention of leaving us at this point, though. He wants us to know His heart more than anything else. So, He makes it so we can. He invites us to come to Him and do more than fill His ear, but to let Him fill our hearts.
All He asks is that we still our souls. He doesn’t ask for silence, but for a willingness to never be content with silence from Him. A relationship with Him hinges on this and therefore He pushes for it. He urges our hearts to hanker for more than just a way to get Him to do what we want. To want the very things He wants is to delight in sharing a unity that springs from the heart and seals us to one another.