I have prayed for lots of things in my life. My prayers often are very personal, involving people and situations I care deeply about. They sometimes ask God to do something in particular because it’s clear to me exactly what is needed. And they usually are invoked with deep passion and compassion. But I’ve noticed something when I pray. The more I use prayer to open myself up to God instead of using it to try to get God on board with my wishes, desires and opinions, the more amazing it becomes. I begin to see things more clearly from God’s perspective, become more in tune with God’s will and am able to see more clearly what God is up to all around me. And when this happens, that’s the most Godly prayer of all.