but it's important to realize the impact of prayers as petitions. Realize and seriously internalize that God hears prayers, and prayer can change the situation. There's a saying that "when prayers (praises) go up, blessings and healing come down.
Recognizing the vital exchange of communication between self and spirit makes a world of difference. Actually, it makes several worlds of difference...
"Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." - (Matthew 18.18)
Don't sit by idle when it's possible make an impact. that sounds like a sheer goal and most along the lines of God's will for our creation. Use that human power! If someone is going through cancer, suffering from disease, pray for and with them that they might be healed, for the numerous natural disasters happening in the world, pray for everyone affected...which is ALL of us. We can pray on tragedies like what happened in Las Vegas, or at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
God was moved by the prayers of Moses, Jesus Christ, and others in holy scripture many a time. All those miracles didn't just come from nowhere!
We should seek God's will above all, but not undercut the power of our petition. A lot of times when prayer is executed in spirit and in truth we will receive the words to say, we will receive the answers which we can turn around and express verbally. Those times of righteous, true, spiritual prayer can turn into promising results more often than not.
And to all my "Faith without works is dead" people, understand that prayer is what provides direction for wise action.
I wish you all the best!
"if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." - (2 Chronicles 7.14)