Ever done this? It’s pretty simple. This is where you want someone that is with you to do something but you don’t really know how to say it, so in the context of praying out loud you actually pray at them, instead of God. Imagine me and my wife are praying together and this is what I say out loud:
“God, I just pray you will help Jenny with her attitude. She’s been really grumpy lately and you are the God of all might and can change her negativity. I pray you will help her see the error of her ways and she will no longer go out so often with her friends at night Lord. I ask you to just lift her attempt to ban the show Family Guy in our house God. It’s really unreasonable. In your name I pray.”
None of that was for God. It was for my wife, but instead of saying it to her, I hid it inside the context of a prayer. Maybe you don’t do this, but I know I have and it’s not cool.