There are many kinds of prayer. As I go through the day there are often times that something strikes me as wonderful and I praise God for it (sometimes silently, sometimes aloud). At times through a given day, I may be concerned or anxious about a problem, and I ask God for wisdom and/or strength and/or just His help as he knows best. Sometimes I am at meditation. It could be with my Bible, could be just me. I like to remove distractions. Sometimes read scripture, sometimes just let God guide me. Often, when the meditation touches on God's authority over me, I find it helpful to bow my head to physically reinforce the attitude of submission. One practice I have lacked, and am working on is to pray before meals. Its not that I do not acknowledge the source of all nourishment, both spiritual dietary; it is just something for which I never developed a habit. At bedtime I am often in meditation concerning the day just past, or the day to come. This is also a time of prayer. I am often confronted with things that strike me as funny, or points up a principle in a comical way. I also share that with the Lord. Prayer is also a time of letting God direct your thoughts. Remember you will never tell God anything He never knew. Much of Prayer is to make God's notice of your life and concerns real in your own experience, so that when He answers, you may recognize it and your faith strengthened. What I pray for depends on my immediate concerns. I prayer for my family regularly, not so much because they 'need' it (although it never hurts), but as husband/father I must see to their needs. I pray for any concerns that I may have in my life. Recently I have been praying for help with a personal failing of mine (which does not absolve me of striving in this area). In the last day, since I have just joined this forum, I pray to be a blessing to these members, and to be blessed by them. I find I don't pray much for such things as world peace, the end of hunger, or other lofty goals. Not that these are bad, but most of my prayers for something rather than about something concern areas that God may lead me to be a positive influence. My Prayers about something tend to be a little wider and often involve adjusting my outlook rather than changing something else. I am involved in a volunteer organization trying to fill a need. I often pray about persons both in the organization and those we aid. I don't always have specific requests, but every time at quiet prayer, I try to include praise & thanksgiving.