to do too much asking for myself in my prayers any more. I ask for others a lot but for me it seems best to just ask to know where God wants me to be. It actually simplifies prayer. All I have to do is remember two, the Jesus Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer, and that seems to cover all the bases. Pray those sincerely and then rest in God.
Now it doesn’t mean that I don’t get into a flurry of asking for myself at times. I do. I want things to go my way and surely would like to have God agreeing with me. Yet after the tempests of my demands winds down the still small voice reminds me “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner…” and I start making my way back home.