Virtue: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) heard some one supplicating after his prayer without praising Allah and without supplicating Allah for the Prophet (ﷺ). With regard to him, the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "This man rushed." Then he called him and said, "When any one of you have performed Salat (prayer) and wants to supplicate, let him praise Allah first then glorify Him in the beginning and then he should supplicate Allah for me. Then he may supplicate for whatever he likes." [Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi Book 15, Hadith 8]
Umar bin Al-Khattab narrated: "Indeed the supplication stops between the heavens and the earth. Nothing of it is raised up until you send Salat upon your Prophet." [Jami` at-Tirmidhi 486]
The Prophet (SAW) also said: “Allah is Most Generous, and He dislikes to turn away empty the hands of His slave when he raises them to Him.” [Narrated by Al-Tirmidhi, 3556; classed as Saheeh by Al-Albaani in Saheeh Al-Tirmidhi].
1. Praise Allah azza wajal
2. Send Durood upon The Messenger of Allah Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him)
3. Ask of your Halal needs
Reference: Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi Book 15, Hadith 8