You are not reading to tick a box or to fulfill some Christian duty. You read the Bible to be transformed.
Think about it… if you want to find something good, chances are you are going to have to dig for it!
When Jonah was in the will of God, he could hear clearly the whisper of God, but outside of the will of God he couldn't even hear God's shout.
There is not a combination of "right" words you can say to make God hear you any more than he already does.