THE two great exercises that attend our prayers, and will be helpful to us, are, 1. Hope in God’s word, which will encourage us to continue in prayer, though our answer may not come immediately. 2. Meditation in God’s word. The more intimately we converse with the word of God, and the more we dwell upon it in our thoughts, the better able we shall be to speak to God and the better we shall know what to pray for as we ought. Reading the word will not serve, but we must meditate in it.
DR. DON WILKINS: has worked with The Lockman Foundation (TLF) as a senior translator since 1992 on the NASB. Wilkins offers a brief objective article herein that answers this question for us.