this happens to be my favorite movie of all. it's about the story of C.S. Lewis.....in the movie he says:
Prayer doesn't change God...it changes me.
this is the biggest thing i've learned about prayer and my relationship w/God in my prayer life w/God. God may choose to keep brooke just as she is....but as i enter the throne room....He moves my heart....He enlightens my heart....He whispers the mysteries of His will to me...it changes me. and in doing so....He is carving me, shaping me to be like HIm. oh, it's not fun.....but the end results are worth every nugget of my prayers. i need to pray more.