Here are some of the points of praying that I see:
We enter a conversation, dialogue, with God and are in tune, connected, to His mind. His character. We take that with us before, during and after saying Amen.
We receive the power of His Holy Spirit. To take and use.
He shelters us using His might army of angels, powers and dominions.
He enjoys hearing from us and we benefit greatly from listening and talking to Him. Directly.
Derek Prince, minister and author, described prayer alike 'an inter-continental ballistic missile.' That is how powerful prayer is.
After and during prayer we come away feeling good. Uplifted, comforted and unburdened and with hope.
His peace, not as we know it, is given to us.
We are proclaiming, telling Him, we trust Him and are telling Him our needs and others. We are clearly saying that we put our concerns for self and others in His hands. We are then giving Him permission to help. And He will.
Knowing that our cares via our prayers are now in God's hands, we can enjoy this day while we wait in confident expectation and hope.
Jeremiah encourages us to to pray unceasingly. 'Let us bring our petitions (prayer requests) before You.' in 37;20.
Lord, by Your Holy Spirit's guidance and prompting in each of us lead us into prayer for ourselves and also others. Help us remember other countries, other peoples and their needs. Help us be thankful for Your conversations with us through prayer. You teach us, lead us, help us and we learn so much from You so that we can enjoy You and belonging to Your Kingdom. Thank you. Amen.