We would cut down the length of a lot of prayers if we recognized that God can’t learn anything. The average church deacon may take up to twenty minutes every Sunday giving God lessons. But God can’t learn because He already knows everything there is to know. He knows the thing that you’re trying to tell Him and He knows it more perfectly than you do.

A. W. Tozer and David E. Fessenden, The Attributes of God: Deeper into the Father’s Heart, vol. 2 (Camp Hill, PA: WingSpread, 2001–), 110.