How to pray is the question. Let us not pray for things of the world, but pray like Saint Narada.
Narada said to Ramachandra, ‘O Rama, grant that I may be favored with Bhakti (love, devotion and self-surrender) for Your lotus-feet.’
‘Be it so, Narada,’ said Rama, ‘but will you not ask for anything else?’
Narada replied, ‘Lord, may it please You to grant that I may not be attracted by Your Maya, which fascinates the universe.’
Ramachandra said once more, ‘Be it so, Narada, but will you not ask for anything else?’
Narada replied, ‘No, Lord that is all I pray for.’