Often our prayers are based around pleading with God to give us something. As Jon Courson suggests, we pray to ask God to give us the 'goods' we are asking for. However, in the end, if this is the only reason we pray, then our relationship with God will become very impersonal and business-like. Surely, we would want our prayers to be based on a loving relationship with our gracious God? If it is not like this, then we may as well have a Robot as a divine being and when we want something we just punch in the request and wait for it to be delivered?!
"Prayer is not to get the goods. It is to enjoy the One who is good." - Jon Courson