And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
1 John 5:14-15 ESV
We must be careful not to think of prayer as many others do. It is not a magical formula or a wish from heaven. It is not about rubbing the lamp or clicking our heels.
Prayer is communing with the Creator of the heavens and the earth. Prayer can be pleading with the sovereign and omnipotent One. Prayer can be pouring your heart out to the One who will never leave or forsake you. Prayer can be intercessory. But, in no way is prayer commanding the Almighty.
We must be careful and remember our place before the holy God. We must have a heart like our Messiah and say 'not our will but Your will be done'.
God's will can be found in holy scripture. Let our prayers line up with the bible.