What a man sows that must he also reap. For every action, there is a cause. (LAW OF CAUSE AND EFFECT). If this action or cause is out of harmony with God's laws, there must be compensation paid. No prayer will cause God to forego this compensation or even to lessen it. Prayer can only be made to remove the cause of these inharmonious thoughts and deeds. Then the Law of Forgiveness super cedes the Law of Compensation and the compensation ceases.