Praying in tune with God is not easy, if you don’t know what God wants. If you’re just asking for what you want in prayer, and it’s not His will, you’re just asking. But, there’s nothing wrong with praying for what you want. God said, I will supply all your needs. Therefore, God already knows what your in need of.
Asking for the desires of your heart, are to be prayed for with conviction, believing that you have received them, and you will. BUT, they must be in alignment with God’s will for you.
You can’t pray and ask God for something that doesn’t belong to you. And you can’t manipulate the circumstances to help God to give you what you pray for.
So you ask — how do I know what to pray for? And how do I pray? It’s all in His word, and you have to read it. No one can tell you, and you do it, and it’s done. You have to put in the work yourself, and that takes time. Don’t put a time table or a stop watch on it, that will lead to frustration, which will lead you to quickly give up. Get to know God and His word, just like you get to know a person and their ways.
But, I will tell you this, it has to “truly”, and with all sincerity, come from your heart. Most of all, if you don’t know what to pray for, pray; Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV) – . . .Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Matthew 21:23 (KJV) – and all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Philippians 4:19 (KJV) – but my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.