In prayer we tell God nothing He does not already know. Instead, our prayers acknowledge our awareness of something He has always known and that we regularly forget—that we need Him and cannot live without Him. We need understand more about this God to whom we pray and on whom we depend. Our God is triune, a unity of three persons, with each person playing a role in our every act of prayer.
Father. Prayer touches the tenderness of the heavenly Father’s heart like nothing else, bringing him delight as he comes to the aid of his children (Matthew 7:11).
Son. Each time we pray we demonstrate our dependence on Jesus Christ, the spotless Lamb of God, who is the way, truth, and life—the only way to the Father (John 14:6).
Spirit. The Holy Spirit carries our prayers to the Father’s throne of grace, interpreting our heart’s unutterable longings (Romans 8:26). This is the God who knows us and our struggles far better than we do ourselves.
Today, what burdens do you carry on your heart and mind? Know that God the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ hears you when you cry out to Him, the Son of God mediates for sinners who believe in Him as their Lord and Savior, and the Holy Spirit translates your heart’s cry according to the will of God.
(Excerpted from Brass Heavens: Reasons for Unanswered Prayer)