The psalmist was unsatisfied with his life. He wasn’t content with what he had been blessed with. He became obsessed with obtaining “something better”.
So he went to prayer. He prayed for two different things to happen:
1) his situation would change
2) God would change him
Problems of covetousness fade as your heart becomes fixed on who you are in Christ. Disappointment of earthly gain vanishes when you hold to the truth that you’re living a life ordained by God.
Yes, prayer has the ability to change our situations but it also has the ability to change our hearts.
Pray to become more Christlike.