When I think about it, why would god want to answer such a prayer? If one exists, didn’t he/she/it create you as intended? I believe in the metaphysical, but for this one I tend to see it as something you have to work for to make happen. I could be totally wrong, its like praying to win a race. It could work, but most people are going to have to do a lot of training to make it happen, in addition to the prayer. So, it seems more likely that the training is what made the difference.