He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? ~ Romans 8:32
Have you ever used prayer like a magic lamp? Hoping if you rub it correctly, God will be pleased and grant your desire? It doesn't work that way.
God wants to give us the desires of our heart, but He's looking for a heart which beats to His rhythm. As we mature in faith, the things we pray for...changes.
Are you rubbing the lamp and hoping for a miracle? Or are you bowing before almighty God, asking for Him to put you where He wills, and allowing Him to use any situation to bring glory to His name?
When we focus on God, He fills our needs and sets our desires.
GO DEEPER: Romans 8: 26-28