The Bible Dictionary states the following about Prayer :
Christians are taught to pray in Christ’s name (John 14:13–14; 15:7, 16; 16:23–24). We pray in Christ’s name when our mind is the mind of Christ, and our wishes the wishes of Christ—when his words abide in us (John 15:7). We then ask for things it is possible for God to grant. Many prayers remain unanswered because they are not in Christ’s name at all; they in no way represent his mind, but spring out of the selfishness of man’s heart."
Prayer is something we should do out of love. When we love the savior we will pray to the Father for forgiveness when we have done something wrong. When we love our neighbors we will pray for them even when they are not in need of help.
The pattern of Prayer that Christ taught His diciples was to pray to the Father, in the Name of Christ. Much like a letter to a dear friend. We speak freely and sometimes emotionally in personal prayer. We can say whatever we want our Father to hear. We give Thanks for our blessings, and we ask for those things we still need help with.
I hope that we might each find a new desire to pray, and to speak with our Heavenly Father more often.
This is my prayer for everyone, in the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.