Your words affect God. Your prayers ignite God. Jesus taught His disciples how to pray. Pray for protection, provision, safety and pardon.
Faith talk is what God responds to favorably. Confess your sins. Your selfish choices doing it your own way. Profess your desire for forgiveness. Declare the things you need God to do in your life.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
(2 Chronicles 7:14)