During my quiet time and devotional time I read Psalm 62:5; "My soul, wait/rest silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him." That word wait/rest in the Hebrew is also used for the word 'to keep silent' and 'quiet.' When we pray to God, we bring our concerns, joys, needs and wants to Him. And that is good. But do we ever keep silent and quiet before God? Do we ever just sit and listen to what He might say? I find this to be the hardest thing. I am always so quick, eager to express things to God but not as eager just to sit back and listen. The things we might be missing. Andrew Murray expressed this; "Waiting, keeping silent before God is the first and the best beginning for prayer."
Let us take time, let us make time to be silent and quiet before God.
God bless and be safe,