"1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. 2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. 5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations." (Psalm 100:1-5)
This verse helps remind me about the attitudes that are pleasing to God when going to Him in prayer. We approach God with thanksgiving and praise. We may choose to pray supplications and intercessions, it even may and should include confessions, but our basic approach must always be seasoned with thanksgiving and praise. Thank God for the privilege of prayer!