“I cried with my whole heart, ‘Hear me, O LORD!
I will keep your statutes!’
I cried out to you, ‘Save me, and I shall keep your testimonies!’
I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried out,
‘I have hoped in your word!’
We do not receive what we need from God by wishing for it. We are told to open our mouths and ask. There is something about putting words to our hopes that pleases God. I suspect that the reason it pleases God is that it takes more humility to tell God our feelings than it takes to simply feel them.