"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Phlippians 4:6-7)
God wants to hear our prayers, but to keep them from becoming too self-focussed, God wants us to always remember to give thanks. it is so easy for us to tun prayer into a request line. We are the ones who are left lacking of when thanksgiving and praise robbed from our prayers. With thanksgiving and praise our hearts grow more lightened and enlightened because our problems are just to small as compared to the capability our Created made us to be.
So remain grateful in heart and spirit.
Have a Blessed Day Everyone!