Someone once said that Prayer is asking and Meditation is listening.
For me this means that one has to take the time to listen, to open up for the solution to come and to allow the answer to flow in. To allow this to happen, a prayer should be followed by moments of silence, of meditation, of listening and opening up.
It is so easy to forget the second step and to walk by the answer and solution without seeing or recognizing that it is just in front of us. Let's take the time to listen and to open our mind, eyes and heart.