The intention when supplicating

A: A Muslim should say the Du`a' (supplication) which is authentically reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him), intending to follow his example, and seeking reward from Allah, so as to attain that which has been promised by the Prophet (peace be upon him) for saying this particular Du`a'.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.