Could prayer be a form of hypnosis? I say it is.
Suggesting something to the subconscious mind is fundamental to hypnosis. Authority makes suggestion more potent. For example, having a doctor suggest we are healthy has more potency than having anyone else make the same suggestion. God is the pinnacle of authority. If we believe that what we are asking for is appropriate in God’s eyes, there is no greater authority and no better method than prayer for suggesting something to our subconscious mind.