If God already knows us so well and He knows the end from the begining then why should we expect Him to intervene on our behalf? This earth and earth life kind of reminds me of a game that you wind up and just let it run down. God created this earth for us and allows it to be peopled in a manner He has set forth.
Much of who we are, our personality, attitudes, spirituality etc was formed in the pre-mortal existence. Does this earth life change us much?
Why would we expect God to intervene in our struggles, our existence, if He already knows us, knows what’s best for us.
I’m not pooh, poohing prayer, I guess I’m looking for a better or deeper meaning to my expectations when I’m asking.