God is not an errand boy who exists to remove our problems; God is worthy of our worship and we exist to give Him glory even when our problems remain. I think our perspective on prayer needs to change.
We pray for many things, mainly physical things, for our problems to go away, we even pray for selfish things, but we neglect to pray for the best things; to grow in sanctification, to learn how to love difficult people, to learn how to live by faith in the face of fear, to learn how to be patient with others, to learn how to rely on God in suffering, for God to change us, to know God in a deeper way, and to see our blind spots and attitudes of pride and bitterness. How can we grow spiritually if all we pray about are surface level issues?
What we pray about reveals the true treasure of our heart. God wants to do more than just remove our sickness; He wants to sanctify us! He wants to do more than just alleviate our problems; He wants to transform our heart as we live in a world of problems.
He’s after our whole heart! He wants to change our prayer life!