Effectual Prayer

Recently I have had to repent of what I thought was petitioning God in prayer.  It came to me that I have made praying a demand center all about me.  While prayer is communication to God, it should not be a shrine to myself, but a intimate relationship that permeates the atmosphere of heaven to earth.  “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God”. Phil 4:6