a “trick” I’ve found very helpful while praying is the use of a very simple acronym. I do not use this every time but it is most definitely a very useful tool to have in your toolbox, if digging deeper into your prayer life is a goal of yours.
A – Adoration: tell Him why you worship Him
C – Confession: humbly ask Him for forgiveness
T – Thankfulness: tell Him what you’re grateful for
S – Supplication: earnestly ask for your requests, always leaving room for Him to work!
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; (Philippians 4:6 NKJV)