Authenticity with an end in God’s Glory.
This is one of my own conclusions, but I think I’m on to something. Psalmists, Jesus, David, Abraham, Moses – they argued with God in this way: how they honestly are and then imagining a scenario that glorifies Him the most. The religious will leave out the authenticity and the irreligious the Glory.
We pray how we actually are, and then we actively, verbally imagine God’s Glory making the most with/in/near this situation… Then we listen.