God wants us to have a relationship. A relationship where we follow Him. A relationship where we serve Him, not out of duty, but out of delight because we’ve realized who we are in Him. A relationship where our obedience is born out of love.
“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. (Matthew ESV)