The Intellect cannot communicate directly with god. The petition goes from the mother (conscious/intellect), downward to the child (subconscious), then up to the father (superconsciuous), and finally up to Divinity.
The intellect doesn’t have a clue about God, has never seen God. Remember, the Inner Child is the one making that conncection to God.
Praying is a way of asking, a way of giving permission to God to bring you what is right and perfect.
No matter how you do it, even if you think you’re talking directly to God, you are always going through your Inner Child. Your Inner Child is the one making that connection. You can ask your Inner Child to let go and let God. Your child Understands.