In Surah Fatiha Lord Most High tells us as to what to supplicate for. More we ask from Him more progress we make. All Praise is for Him. You can not over praise Him, over thank him. Do some recitation of the Holy Qura'n and then ask Lord Most High with reference to this act. This is what is called intercession. Some people criticize that. Why do we approach the King with the help of the Vizier? Because he is close to the King. Hazrat Umar (RA) went for Umra. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) asked him to supplicate for him. If the Prophet (PBUH) requires supplications then who are we to ignore them?
(Sitting on Saturday, September 25, 2010)