Amidst our rush to ask Allah for our needs and complain to Him our problems, we forget to ask for the most fundamental need: to ask Allah for Paradise and seek refuge in Him from Hell-Fire.

The Prophet (saw) said to a person, "What do you say in prayer?" He replied, "I first recite tashahhud and then I say: O Allah, I ask Thee for Paradise, and I seek refuge in Thee from Hell-Fire, but I do not understand your sound and the sound of Mu'adh (what you say or he says in prayer)." The Prophet (saw) said: "We too go around it (paradise and Hell-fire)."  [Abu Dawud]