I would suggest praying to lord ganesha, but do you have the habit of eating beef, if you pray to hindu gods, you are not allow to consume beef, or products of any sorts consisting of beef, as Ox is a holy animal in hindu mythology......
Happy new year! How are you? You have no rambutans.
Your kumans not helping you? You got perform merits and transfer to them regularly or not?
Merits got big, got small. Just to share with you what i know, according to a HK sifu, for people stuck with difficulties, she recommend fong sang as it is a very big merit. Actions that involve saving human or animal lives are bigger merits. So maybe you can do a bit of fong sang with the hope that this bigger merit can liberate you from your trapped situation faster. Fish shop sell $2 one packet. I do this every fortnight. Hope this helps.
No need to correct mindset. Performing certain actions to earn merits is already sufficiently articulated in buddhist literature. There is nothing wrong with this mindset. If this mindset needs to be corrected, then all the buddhists in the whole thailand also need to change their mindset.