Prayer is not an act by which we control and manipulate God. Though called to pray as if to move mountains, the essence of Christian prayer is acknowledgement and surrender to God’s will. Prayer is not an Aladdin’s Lamb which, after rubbed, gives us total control of the Genie’s power. Indeed, prayer is much the opposite. Indeed, there is no proper prayer which does not release everything we are, have possess, enjoy and experience to the gracious will of God. It is, after all, a letting go–giving God carte blanch in even the most guarded parts of our lives.