Right after the 176th verse of Psalm 119, we find a small seven-verse psalm written by a man in distress. Psalm 120 begins:
“I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me.”
The rest of the psalm describes the frustration and anguish he lives in. But I think it’s interesting that he started out with the knowledge that God answers him.
That is why we pray. If God never answered anyone, why would we persist in our prayers? Why would we bother bending a knee?
We know God hears us and answers. Expecting God to answer affects your prayers.
What would happen if we started all our prayers with this attitude?