I've been asked to discuss this topic for a class.
Are there places in the Bible where it is obvious that God desires for us to "tell" Him our thoughts? Our feelings? Our concerns?
This class is for people that are just barely coming into the Christian faith (prison ministry of sorts), so the simpler and more direct, the better.
Jesus listens to the woman at the well - but I'm not sure that demonstrates a his desire to listen to all of our thoughts. Jesus listens to the 70 return from their mission, but does that demonstrate his desire to listen to everyone?
I'm guessing that there are better examples, but I am drawing a blank...