... I reject the time-bound notion of a past-future "let it run" paradigm. Time itself is part of "Creation" ... and I believe in a 'Creator' who created the "beginning" and "end" simultaneously. Further, I subscribe to the "multiverse" theory, so it's a bit like a vast 'fabric' of 'reality' instead of some linear model. Lastly, such a view precludes the very notion of 'prayer' like a 'Letter to Santa God.' For me, 'prayer' is meditative ... and is an expression of belonging and faith that all is as it 'should' be and my passion and participation is me BEING me.
These are concepts and a personal faith that I rarely discuss, due to the absence of an adequate vocabulary (hence my use of quotes for the more unsatisfactory terms) and regard each person's 'path' as their own. It's not (for me) a competition. There's no small degree of Taoism in my philosophy ... having (for me) a somewhat 'better' vocabulary for my thoughts.
Then again, I eschew dogma so all of the above could change at any time.