It came to me the other day that praying is what you do and think in the moment. The act and thought move out from you as energy setting the course for your life. If you pray something separate from what you do and think, you reinforce the duality that does not exist in Reality, and reinforce your separation, the very one you're wanting to bridge through prayer.
And yet we can pray for help to establish in us the consciousness that will make us whole and One.
Ultimately, Being is all there is at any moment.
Again, tricky business to make all this work out in physical time and physical world.