God doesn’t care so much about the length of your prayers. He doesn’t care about the eloquence of your prayers. But He does care about the heart of your prayers.
That is true of worship as well. God is not so interested in your posture, your volume, or even your pitch (though it’s nice to have great pitch). More than anything else, He looks on the heart.
Jesus said, “For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:8 ).
You might say, “Well, if that’s the case, then why pray?”
Here’s the answer: Prayer is not informing God; prayer is inviting God. When I call out to the Lord in prayer and offer my petition, I’m not informing God of something He doesn’t already know. I’m inviting God into my situation, into my challenges, and into my problems.
Right now we need to bring God into our prayers and ask for healing of our nation.