Prayer is a constant reminder that the human being is not autonomous.
Prayer in its most basic form is the surging of the human spirit in its weakness,
grasping at the Spirit of God in His strength.

Sometimes mere words cannot give shape to the longing of the heart.

God answers every prayer by either giving what is asked for or reminding the petitioner
that God's provision is built on His wisdom and executed in His time.
But the answer is always for the instruction and nurture of the soul.
Never is any new knowledge added to the mind of God.
God does not respond because someone opens up a new insight for Him. No.
In persistent, fervent prayer, God prepares the soil of ones heart
to make room for the seed of His answer, from which will flow an alignment with His will.

Quote by Ravi Zacharias 
The Lotus and the Cross