The widowed mother cried as they took her only son away. Jesus came to her, recognized her sorrow and then raised the boy from the dead. 
No where is it mentioned that the woman voiced a request to Christ. 
Sometimes we don’t know what words to say when we speak to our Lord. But by welcoming his presence we are inviting him to take control of the situation. He is completely capable of deciphering our wordless emotions and hearing what we can’t say. 
Instead of waiting to meet with God only when you’ve come up with what you think is the perfect prayer just make yourself, emotional as you may be, available to be in his presence, ready to hear what he has for you. 
Scripture taken from:

Luke 7:11-17