The other day on my way to work, I was having my morning talk with God. Help me do this, help me forgive that, help me throught this day, etc.
Then I remembered my prayer list I had started. It had many names on it and so I began talking to God about the folks on that list. I had been do thing for about 20 minutes when it dawned on me that I had been praying all wrong.
I should have been praying for others, focusing on others, lifting others up, helping others, and the me would fall in place. Put me last and others first. Isn't that what God teaches?