Prayer is to let go, so that God can take over:
Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
How often do we pray with the purpose of telling God what we need? It is important to express gratitude and desires in your prayers, but you need to let go of the outcome and trust that God is in the details.
He knows what you need, and He can bless you beyond your comprehension if you let go of the control and trust Him to take the wheel.
When you pray, change your approach: Instead of giving directions to God, let go and ask Him what He wants you to experience in your life.