After years of praying I've learned that things do change.
The number one thing that changes when I pray.....is me! Prayer softens my heart to the will of Jesus and the connection between Him and I strengthens.
A quote from John MacArthur:
The essence of prayer is simply talking to God as you would a beloved friend ~ without pretense or flippancy.
God speaks to us through His written word, the Bible. Christians speak to God through prayer. Prayer is an important part of the Christian’s life; we pray in words and sometimes we pray in song.
..praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.