When it looks like everything is static, someone is moving.
As you stand in one spot, waiting in expectation of what is being brought to you, time passes very slowly.
Sometimes, you choose to shorten time by walking towards the person bringing the package (the carrier).
And that's the interesting part. You don't just walk towards the package. You approach the carrier. Eventually, you get closer to the carrier and receive the package.
When you pray, you're free to start walking too. But unless you walk towards the carrier (God), the package you want may always seem far and unattainable.