from the quote of E. Stanley Jones
If I throw out a boathook from the boat and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to me, or do I pull myself to the shore? Prayer is not pulling God to my will, but the aligning of my will to the will of God.
Praying is not about making God adheres to our will, God is still God, the ruler of the universe. He’s not a genie who will grant your wish, instead it’s a form of communications between Him and us. Even Jesus when he prayed before he was crucified his prayer was “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” (Luke 22)
Not my will, but yours Lord :)