We were not created to “live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Deut. 8:3/Matt. 4:4). Our inner lives flourish as God’s Word shapes us. It makes sense then that prayer that is permeated with every word that proceeds from the mouth of God is infused and pulsing with life. Whether in praise, petition, or lament, God tempers the cry of our heart with Word-driven grace as we embrace his Word in prayer.