Abraham-Hicks has said that you can’t talk and listen at the same time.
This is fundamental for effective communication.
If you want to know if you’ve been heard, and if you truly want to get the answers you’ve asked for, then you need to quiet down, listen for a change, and receive them.
You don’t get that if you continue speaking, or worse, if you just mentally rehearse your spiel while the other person is talking, rather than taking in exactly what their saying.
And when speaking in prayer, if you don’t take the time to pause and listen every once in a while, then really, you’re just keeping that conversation one-sided.