i passed on what i once learned from a friend of mine: that this bracha is asking hashem for help with our feelings.
chana felt that saying: "do it for the sake of Your name" was threatening hashem, that if He doesn't do it, his reputation will suffer. i said i thought it was us making an argument why He should help us. but she stood by that it seems threatening.
again the english was complicated, so we looked at the hebrew for help.