It’s an act of mercy for us from God and an opportunity to get to Paradise. Yes it’s Allah who decides but we can help our case by performing our prayers correctly and understanding what we’re saying. It’s an honour to pray. We should not look at it as a burden. In fact salah helps our spiritual growth. Quran tells us it protects us from vice and evil. It’s a positive act not a bad one. Hence we should embrace it fully.