At Gideon, the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, "Ask for whatever you want Me to give you." I Kings 3:5Ever get annoyed when someone uses a lot of words and kinda beats around the bush rather than asking you outright for something? It's like pulling teeth, huh ? Well, the same thing can happen to us when we pray. We can beat around the bush with God rather than just saying what we want. Keep in mind, He already knows what's on our heart so why do we do this?
I think as an addict we sometimes so this because we feel not worthy. And that will change in time as you are further in your recovery journey and your walk with God grows deeper. For now, make an effort to be direct with God. He wants honesty and openness from us.
But also pray for wisdom so that we can hear his voice and discern what He is telling us rather than our own inner voice. And pray too that we can accept His answers.