In Luke 18, we read the story of the prayers of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector in the temple. The Pharisee's prayer (vv 11-12):
The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.(ESV)
It seems like he is making a self-assessment rather than offering prayer to God. Is this prayer in a pattern typical of a formulaic type of prayer practiced among the Pharisees? Do we know anything more about the structure of typical prayers in the liturgy of the Second Temple period?