What does prayer actually do? When I hear others talk about prayer they often say something like, “Expect great things when you pray.” But these same people warn against “testing God.” Cleary when we look around we know God doesn’t answer all prayers. So is prayer just a mental health benefit similar to meditation? Do we really believe that little Johnny may get better because we pray? In that same vein, he wouldn’t get better if we didn’t? I have a really hard time figuring out prayer theology which makes my prayer life pretty lack-luster if not non-existent.