• They want entry into Heaven (a miraculous afterlife state)
• They want the miracle of reincarnation
• They want a miraculous cure for the sick.
• They want world peace through divine intervention
• They want divine intervention in the economy.
• It might be to praise God but only because he or she is believed to be capable of one or more of the above.
Prayer is about seeking a result. Even if people pray for “God’s will to be done” it is because they expect a beneficial result. That result is always in some way miraculous.