Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. (Matthew 6:7-8 NIV)
You do not pray to a faraway deity that you must win attention from by your works or your words.
You pray to your Father in heaven who loves you and has gone to extraordinary lengths to have a relationship with you.
He knows you.
He knows what you need.
He knows when you need.
He knows how to get you what you need.
He is never late, lazy or forgetful.
We always know what we want.
He always knows what we need.
Before you pray, trust.