Battling Self-Dependence on Bended Knees

In my attempt to finish papers after papers in the fastest way I think possible, there were times when I would find it hard to pray. And whenever the Holy Spirit reminds me to pray, my mind would wander left and right about the pile of essays that I need to do. The cramming nights and restless rest days became so centered on how I can be able to finish all of it, instead of relying on God who obviously knows better.