When you pray, do not be afraid to ask God for what you want. It is such a misconception that prayers have to be limited to giving thanks and being humble. Make God your friend and your adviser. TALK TO GOD, SHARE WITH GOD, VENT TO GOD, AND ASK FOR HELP WHEN Y0U NEED IT...that's what relationships are about. Have a relationship with God.
Say your prayers any where and any time. While doing chores, on your commute, in the shower. You do not have to be in church or kneeling next to your bed to communicate with God. When I was a little girl I asked my mother "what if someone is sick or too old to kneel down next to their bed to say their prayers at night?" to which my mother replied "you can pray laying down in your bed". That was such a memorable moment in my life for I realized you do not have to follow strict rules instilled by others, you can worship your own way and still communicate with God. There is no one right religion, but a personal preference for how you choose to communicate with and about God. I was brought up Roman Catholic, but I have also studied and followed Buddhism and the Native American religion of the Lakota Sioux Nation. Religion is man made. You can communicate with God in what ever way makes you comfortable, and God (or Goddess) will listen.
I would like to share with you a few of my favorite prayers.
Share the love, and post some of your favorite prayers or mantras.