Philippians 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
God loves to hear our prayers, no matter our word choice. Psalm 88 is proof! So when we experience feelings of desperation and we're tempted to plunge into despair, we must remember to pray before any other action.