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Does God get bored with all those Lord, have mercy's?
I don't think so, any more than parents get bored listening to the sound of their children breathing--as if breathing itself is, somehow, its own kind of voice.
Is that what part of the prayer is, our respiration--in, out, in, out?
Or maybe it's even more intimate than that--maybe it's actually one of the ways God gives us the kiss of life (as in artificial respiration, though it's the complete opposite of "artificial"!) from the inside out...