There are many things I have been learning about prayer through the years. In particular, that God “likes” to hear me pray, because He wants to spend time with me, and me with Him.
Furthermore, there are ways I can pray that “touch His heart”. Here are 2 suggestions I would give you that I often use that I believe touch God’s heart when I pray. They are questions I ask the Lord when I pray:
“Lord Jesus, what is on Your heart that you long for me to become?”
“Lord Jesus, what is on Your heart that You long for me to do for You?
After I ask Jesus these 2 questions, I wait and listen expectantly believing that He actually wants me to know what is on His heart for me.