Dear God, I work so energetically at arranging my prayers to you just so. Are the words right, do I ask for the right things? Will these phrases bring me closer to you?
This is my self-importance speaking. For whom are these flowery words, after all? I utter them as if they are intended for an audience.
Lord, let me pray forthrightly. Let me not dress myself up in finery.
God, help me today.