I played on the softball team when I was in high school, and I was super competitive. I am not really a competitive person when it comes to other things. Softball, however, brought out a fire for winning. Whatever the reason, I just really wanted to win every game. During some really intense nail-biters, I prayed very earnestly, “God, PLEASE just let us win this game. Please help us to win!” and I meant it. I really felt like God heard my prayers, and because I even considered asking Him for help, He would work a miracle and let our team win. Sometimes, we won! A lot of times, though, we lost. (And a lot of times, the loss was really, really ugly.)
I find similarities in my prayer life now. Sometimes, I pray for the silliest things because I just really want it.