Does your god do the same thing in each of those two circumstances, or different things?
Sorry, I thought I covered that the first time you asked. Same. I'm no prophet so that's my view, not God's.
So prayer changes nothing? Has no influence on god? What god wants to happen, will happen, regardless of our thoughts and wishes.
Does that extend to actions as well? If we take an action that goes against what god wants for us, will he "rebalance" the universe (for want of a better word) to get things back on track?
God only changes the person praying. All other "answers" to prayer are already set in motion before a person even plans to pray about them.