Knowing how to pray is 1% knowledge about prayer, and 99% faith. If we have the faith, chances are good that we will speak it out correctly. Faith is the only active ingredient in prayer. Moving God’s hands is not about speaking the correct words, but rather in speaking faith words. The prayer itself is just the container by which a specific faith gets communicated to God in exchange for a specific desired hope. Faith is the currency, prayer is the transaction, and our hope is the purchased object.
Continuing in faith and patience after we pray is just waiting for the delivery. Sometimes the answer is shipped overnight, and sometimes it goes ground and it takes much longer. It makes no difference, we can either watch the game, or take a nap. Either way it will be over when it is over.