The prevailing idea seems to be that I come to God and ask Him for something that I want, and that I expect Him to give me that which I have asked. But this is a most dishonoring and degrading concept. The popular belief reduces God to a servant, our servant; doing our bidding, performing our pleasure, granting our desires. No, prayer is a coming to God, telling Him my need, committing my way unto the Lord, and leaving Him to deal with it as seems best to Him. This makes my will subject to His, instead of, as in the former case, seeking to bring His will into subjection to mine.
The Sovereignty of God, A. W. Pink, p. 193