From Julian of Norwich,
Then the way we often prayer came into my mind and how, through lack of knowing and understanding the ways of love, we pester Him with petitions.
Then I saw truly that it gives more praise to God and more delight if we pray steadfast in love, trusting His goodness, clinging to Him by grace, then if we ask for everything our thoughts can name.
All our petitions fall short of God and are too small to be worthy of Him; and his goodness encompasses all the we can think to ask.
The best prayer is to rest in the goodness of God knowing that the goodness can reach right down to our lowest depths of need.