The power of prayer
Prayer is powerful stuff.
But we don't always really understand its. We think whatever we pray for will just happen. We think we can use prayer to force people to change. We think we can use prayer to alter the circumstances of our world, and when that doesn't happen we get mad at God.
But it's not about getting what we want when we want it. It's not about changing the laws of physics or biology. And you can't pray someone into being a different person: you can't weaponize prayer.
Prayer is about relationship.
It's about our relationships with each other. And it's about our relationship with God.