Praying immediately reduces stress and increases faith. When you pray right away for a matter it doesn't allow doubt to take any roots. While someone is telling me their problem or when I can sense or hear stress in their voice, I start to pray in my mind. I also do this for myself. It seems as though I have a natural disposition to worry. I am sure that I inherited this trait from my grandmother. I don't think that she prayed about these things. Now I can't fathom going through life without praying. It is that powerful! In the last couple of days I have so many answered prayers. I prayed about situations that could have turned out totally different but because of God's grace they all worked out.
Although I praying immediately it doesn't mean that I am always getting answers immediately. Sometimes I need to exercise patience and faith. Also it is not like a magic chant like some people who are unbelievers or low on faith might think. I know this person who says, " I did that and it didn't work". You need to pray until you receive an answer, you can't give up. You could pray for help in dealing with what you are dealing with and also for patience. Don't give up.
If you are an unbeliever all this might sound kind of crazy or like I may have some kind of psychological problem. But rest assured it is real! I challenge you test it, even to ask God to show you that He is real.
If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. John 14:14