"Heavenly Father, I'm tired of ... [insert trial, problem, annoyance, etc.]"
The response? Nothing. Or, occasionally, "I know."
But recently a comment in Relief Society caused me to stop and think. "Patience," a sister said, "is when you are tired of a particular trial or problem but you keep going anyway -- without complaining."
I like this thought. I wish I could say that it's instantly changed my behavior to make my conversations with the Lord less whiny. This isn't necessarily the case. But it is helping me to stop and consider my blessings before I launch into the complaint section of my prayers.
And I think it's been making a difference.