Some people sincerely pray but others beg without zeal. Those who beg essentially ask for God favor to deviate His world from its usual modes for beggar’s benefit. So, it never works no matter high hands are raised and weep for our failure.
But true prayer is a different matter and it has its principled course. Since prayer is inward matter, not outward, it should spark our heart and mind to create actional effect on our brain, hands and legs. That make us transformed into thoughtful, serious actionable agent to fight for our legitimate wishes. The things prayed for could physically transform into our favor through sensibly achievable actions.
There is a good prayer - God give me the serenity to accept things which cannot be changed; give me courage to change things which must be changed; and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.
Unfortunately, the beggar class want it directly without these medium within us.