God desires prayer that presents him with the emotions and feelings that dwell within the heart—fear, anger, pain, loneliness, brokenness, joy, praise, and thanksgiving. He is not so distant that emotions and feelings should not be shared. God, our father, desires to hear what lies within the heart. He is not a distant God who should be addressed in a detached, reserved manner.
God desires a prayerful heart that patiently listens. For, “whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive” (Matthew 21:22). To hear God’s answer the heart must attentively listen in silence and with patience.