Answered by Mufti Yusuf Mullan
Wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatullah,
The best of prayers are those which are made out of genuine heart-felt need, and not merely by the tongue, as the scholars mention.
You should offer the prayer of need (salat al-hajah), while making it a habit of supplicating with the following prayer:
‘O Allah! Grant me sufficiency in what You have made lawful from what You have made unlawful. And make me free of need, through Your Bounty, of all besides You.’ [Tirmidhi and Ahmad]
And Allah alone gives success.
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