2. Say what you want to say to God
"Another misconception about prayer is that sometimes we think that we have to come to God with the right words that are "politically" correct and nice. But let's look at how David would often pray to God: "I say to God my Rock, why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning oppressed by the enemy? My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me, saying to me all day long, 'Where is your God'?" (Psalm 42:9-11)"
3. Remember that it's not about what we do but what Christ has already done
"Whether you pray or not will not affect God's move in your life. As the Bible tells us, God already knows our needs before we ask (Matthew 6:8). We pray not to earn God's favour since the latter is already set with Christ's finished work on the cross. So what then is the point of praying? The purpose of prayer is to grow in relationship with God. When we pray, God actually communicates more to us than we communicate to Him. It's in prayer that He assures us more of His will, power, and faithfulness. We pray not to get things done but because Jesus has now said that "it is done.