Most things we do in life can be benefited by a little attention and examination of motives. Sometimes we get so focused on the what, or worry so much about the how, that we neglect the why and skate right on without really engaging on a deeper level.
"What are the motives for prayer? Do we pray to make ourselves better or to benefit those who hear us, to enlighten the infinite or to be heard of men?" asked Mary Baker Eddy¨in the chapter "Prayer" of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (p. 2). Further on she explained,"We should examine ourselves and learn what is the affection and purpose of the heart, for in this way only can we learn what we honestly are." (p. 8)
Once when I called a Christian Science practitioner to pray for me, I was completely honest with her when I said, "You need to know I am asking God for one thing. I want this pain to go away." Without judging me or my motive she started praying for me right away, and then shortly after the pain was gone. My motive for praying was a human yearning for comfort. That human yearning is like a thirsty root reaching for water. It reaches because it knows the water is there. Honesty with myself about my heart's yearning made me receptive to the idea of asking the practitioner for help. And the help was there.
You have identified your motive for praying today. Take another look at it, but don't judge it or yourself harshly. Examine your motive because knowing why you pray grounds your prayer in honesty, and honesty opens the heart to prayer and readies it for love.
Now, give your motive back to God. Surrender yourself and your desire to the care of Love. Let divine Love meet you where you are and lift up both you and your motive. When you are open to the love of Love when you pray, you have found your MOJO.
There are no small prayers or insignificant reasons to pray. Trust God with yours. Divine Love actually cares about every one of your prayers. Love cares about you. Now, pray with your heart.