Very often when we come to pray, we pray with the intention of changing the world, or changing other people or changing the circumstances of our lives. That is our intention, we bring this intention when we pray to change in the world into a better world, and our lives into a better form of life.
But we are most sincere when we come to pray if we are open to be changed as we pray. It is also the person who prays who must be changed. That is what makes sincerity in prayer.
– Laurence Freeman