the objective of prayer is three-fold: to know God, to learn God's will, and to align yourself to it.
i can't say that i always do well at it (okay, honestly, i can't say i do well at it even occasionally). most of the time, my prayers are prayers of wishes, a laundry list of how to make my life better.
Lord, help me seek you, all of you, in everything i do. amen.
"For grace is given not because we have done good works, but in order that we may be able to do them." ~Saint Augustine of Hippo