When you pray, what do you think will happen? What are your expectations about how God might answer your requests? Perhaps you don’t really feel like you’re in a position to really ask Him anything, given that you’re a sinner. Given that fact, do you expect Him to answer grudgingly? Perhaps you think you have to pry blessings out of the hand of our parsimonious God. Or worse, do you subconsciously create a “plan B” just in case He doesn’t respond in the manner you expect?