The first step to prayer is thought: In thinking of your needs or the needs of others, you have taken an action of the mind.
Entering your request above is the second step in prayer: Taking action, bringing your thoughts to God and Spirit, where there are no limitations of body and mind.
When you submit that request, you have completed the third step of prayer: Faith. That which needs to be done will be done. “According to Thy will, let it be done.”