As the Holy Spirit in scripture never wastes a syllable, I conclude that extempore prayer often outruns that Guide which is more slow and deliberate in pace. I would not know how to call on God if the Church did not teach me in its Psalms. God commands us to call on Him in our need and He gives us the words. Of what prayer can I be more confident of the outcome than the one He gives me? Who in their right mind would say, “No thanks – I prefer my own way”?