What can you tell a God in prayer who already knows everything? The answer is … anything! When we come to God in prayer, He already knows our weaknesses, our sins, and our failures. He knows our hidden secrets, our inconsistencies, our wants and our needs. He knows everything … and He still loves us! The fact that God knows everything doesn’t diminish the value of prayer, it heightens it. We can draw near to Him with absolute confidence that he accepts and loves us because He already knows everything!
The more we know about our wonderful God, the more we are moved to draw near to Him in prayer. Jesus reminds us that when we pray, we can come with absolute freedom and confidence because He already knows the concerns of our heart. Jesus says, “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him” (Matthew 6:7-8).