One of the questions i found really interesting was the following one: If HaShem doesn't change, then how does prayer work. Of course there are some verses within the Tenach (1 Shmuel 15:29, Malachi 3:6 etc) that seem to declare that HaShem is unchangeable, but on the other hand we find Moshe and Avraham have a conversation in which they are trying to change the outcome of certain events.
Tefillah is from the root palel and so we say that prayer is ment to change ourselfes. Then I became wondering if Tefillah does change something just like the choices we make change certain outcomes. So could it be that by changing ourselfes, we could change certain outcomes (even minor ones).
It’s not going to take one major choice. But when you put together a series of choices, they create momentum and results, that will determine the results you get.
Every time you make a choice, you’re either getting closer to your goal or further away. The immediate effect might be so tiny; you won’t notice a difference.
For example, if you have that piece of cake, it’s steering you closer to gaining weight. It’s not much, but you’ve taken a tiny step in that direction. On the other hand, if you pass on the piece of cake, you’re taking a step in the other direction.
The choice to eat cake won’t have a big immediate impact in the short run, but now multiply each choice by 365 days and after a year you will have gained weight or lost weight.
If we change ourselfes and become more connected to HaShem with Tefillah, could it be that because we're changed, our view, deeds, emotions etc change, by that the outcome of certain things could change?