There are four spiritual concepts that you must keep in mind when you pray: Trust, Faith, Surrender, and Love!
First, you must authentically TRUST in a higher power that is listening to your prayers! Have FAITH that this Higher Power lovesyou immensely, cares for you, and will grant your prayers! When you pray, try not to apply any conditions, time frame, rules, or demands to your prayers. Stay simple and to the point as to what you are praying for. Then, Surrender your prayers and be patient! Know that the same power that listens to your prayers must also grant them in the right Divine Timing and in ways as they relate to your, and others highest good!
Finally, when you trust that someone is listening to you, have faith that your prayers WILL be granted, and are able to surrender and patiently wait, you will be left with nothing but Love in your heart which will then add power to your prayers!
It is also important to remember that like meditation, prayers have no rules as to the right or wrong ways of doing it!
It does not matter where do you pray or how: in a church, synagogue, masque, or at home, out or inside the house, standing or sitting, or use your arms in a certain position. Nor does it matter whom you pray for: Jesus, Moses, Mohammad, Angels, your Spirit Guides, or a deceased loved one.
In life, our prayers are being answered by many different Spirits and in many different ways. However, while praying, the most important thing to acknowledge is the one powerful, wise, and loving energy-force that governs ALL of us, our prayers, as well as the many Light Beings who help us: Acknowledge GOD!