The question is just this: can we make our prayers more powerful or reach God any better. I have come to the conclusion that I can not improve on what God has done, or what He is doing now. Sue
I think your conclusion comes from the life of God within you!! :) Consider the reality that, as Paul had written, we don't even know HOW to ask for what we need but that instead the Spirit of God - who knows the mind of God - is asking FOR us according to God's own desires ... and this asking happens beyond the threshold of our comprehension. I don't think we have to concern ourselves with it.
Though many claim that such a lackadaisical attitude will cause our prayer life to cease, the reality is that this freedom allows some much wasted bargaining and guilt-motivated prayer to simply fade away as we realize its meaninglessness. If we think we're supposed to know how to pray then we conclude that we're supposed to offer up those things that make sense to us. And so we offer up our worries and fears and competitive drive as being the substance of prayer. To know that the life within us is offering up the real substance of communication with our Father is to rest assured that He hears us, which causes this true communion with God to become a living and real part of our life instead of a forced attempt. Life is always better, don't you think? :)