The answer is usu more spiritual than religious. Cant figure out life? Talk with the One who invented it.
I believe that 90% of the people who consider themselves religious, are never taught how to pray properly. God isn’t some All Powerful Magical Wizard who grants wishes. He’s not a cosmic DJ who takes karmic requests. The only things we should be seeking from God are wisdom and guidance. God cant tell you what has already been told over and over for generations. Prayer is more of a meditation practice than a whiner hotline.
When you do try to talk to God, make sure you’re ready to listen, esp to things you may not want to hear.