The purpose of prayer is not to bend God to our will, but, as we pray, to align ourselves to His will.
Christians commonly end their prayers “In Jesus’ name, amen.” Prayers could begin the same way. “Father, I come into Your presence in Jesus’ name,” that is, I am not coming to demand my will, I am coming to ask that which I believe to be good and pleasing to Your Son, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I make this request in His name. I ask You to honor this prayer as You would honor Your Son’s prayer.
Adapted from Turning Point Daily Devotions