A quote from Andrew Murray
“Before prayer, it is God‘s word that prepares me for it, by revealing what the Father has bid me ask.
In prayer, it is God‘s word that strengthens me by giving my faith its warrant and its plea.
And after prayer it is God‘s word that brings me the answer when I have prayed, for in it the Spirit gives me to hear the Father’s voice [His Word and His “whisper”].
Prayer is not monologue but dialogue; God’s voice in response to mine is its most essential part. Listening to God‘s voice is the secret of the assurance that He will listen to mine.”