Never pray to get it over with.
Take the time to make sure all your prayers are heartfelt and that God has your full attention before you begin – tune out everything but the Lord.
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. The LORD watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.