In the beginning of parshat Toldot, we are told that Rachel was “barren” and that Isaac prayed for her and she conceived. A close reading the of the pasuk indicates the order is switched: Chapter 25 , pasuk 21 says: And Isaac prayed on behalf of his wife BECAUSE she was barren, and gd took his prayer and she conceived.” Logically, the verse should have stated first that she was pregnant and then he prayed. Should not the problem arisen first and then the prayer to follow? Why the order.
The Shikker Dovid would like to suggest something. There are always problems. If it is not one thing it is another. Today the problem is fertility, tomorrow financial, the next day something else. But if we keep prayer primary and recognize that all answers to problems come from Hashem, we will have a source of strength. Our prayer must be constant.The problem will change from day to day. Prayer must be primary and constant.