Paul Miller states,
"But the point of prayer is shifting control from you to God. Moreover, doesn't the Father want all of us to become more like his Son."
"Now imagine if I were like Jesus, dependent on my heavenly Father for wisdom, grace, and courage---wisdom to know how to interact with my son, grace to do it without a demanding spirit, and the courage to actually do it."
I think this is part of what it means to abide in Christ---praying in every situation in dependence upon Him---shifting my control to Him.
What do you think?