God is much smarter that we are! We know that of course!
But when it comes to prayer, often times we tell God what we want and what we think He should do. Our prayer will be driven by what we are taking in.
Jesus showed us another way to pray. He said that if we abide in him and His word abides in us, we can ask what we will. The key to answered prayer then is the place of our abiding. Where we put our roots into is what we will draw out.
When we suck in from the world, it will affect the water that comes out of our life. If we draw from The Source – Jesus and His word – then what will come out especially in prayer, will be clean, clear and give life to all around us.