You need to take your prayers seriously. You need to be yourself when you come before God, and you need to come to Him according to His design for you. Some people think that God accepts anything they do, any way they do it. No! You need to come before God according to God’s design. God is not impressed with windy - meant to impress others - prayers. God is not impressed when you use prayer as a tool to elevate yourself or to demean others. That's not prayer, that's sacrilege.
Excerpt from The Power of God Thinking II by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2012