When you pray . . . Start with the Spirit, asking him to inspire and inform your prayers.
When you pray . . . Pray for God's will (thy Kingdom come, thy will be done) before instructing God on what needs to be done or how to respond.
When you pray . . . Seek the mind of Christ (what is God's purpose in this circumstance) before seeking the help from Christ you think is best.
When you start to pray . . . Ask before you ask. Ask questions (how should I pray about this?) before asking for preferred outcomes.
Seek first the kingdom of God (when you pray) and all these things (that you would have prayed for) will be added unto you.