At that very moment he rejoiced (in) the holy Spirit and said, "I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him." Turning to the disciples in private he said, "Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it." (Lk 10:21-24)
Jesus gives a sample prayer. This is the prayer of praise. He praises God for what has happened and that is the fulfilment of the will of the Father. And it is a moment of rejoicing. So prayer is a moment of celebration: it is a moment of praise; and it a moment of thanksgiving because the will of the Father is fulfilled. Jesus sees the fulfilment of the will of the Father in ordinary events; natural events and not in extraordinary miracles.
The relationship between the Father and the Son is very revealing. The Father trusts the Son so much that he has handed over everything to the Son. There is total trust between them. There is complete knowledge of one another. (Hosea 6:6 Knowledge of God is more than sacrifices). This knowledge is communicable. Jesus communicates this knowledge to whomever he wishes to.
This true and trustworthy and communicable knowledge is what every one wanted to see and hear. The Prophets of the past and the leaders wanted to receive this knowledge but they were not given. The presence of God in Jesus and the working of the kingdom in Jesus were the expectation of everyone.