Oftentimes we think that if we are not coming before God with adoration or thanksgiving our prayers might not have the same attention then when we do.
But God is a great listener. His ear is tuned towards us and whether we start with praise or problems he listens.
He listens because we go in the name and authority of Jesus his son, not because we choose the right words.
Complaining is ok because in complaining we ask questions and God is very good at answering to us even in our groaning.LD
We live in a broken and fractured world. Problems and trouble are part of our daily lives. We all struggle to cope with and understand the pain we go through. Prayer, be that in the form of lament, praise, thanksgiving, complaining, struggle, wordless, through our tears helps us to enter in the presence of God and listen to his voice and view.
It’s the way to ’take heart’ ( see John 16:33) and carry on with strength and hope.