6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
What an awesome set of comments we had again yesterday! Today Patrick has a question for Libby. Remember, Libby is not expected to be an expert. Rather, Libby simply shares from personal and practical experiences. So, please feel free to chime in even if you have questions yourself. Also, even if you don’t have the time to share, think about how you have addressed the challenge in your life or how you would address it in the life of a loved one.
Please review the Bible passage above and Patrick’s challenge below and share your thoughts.
I read the letter from Carla to you yesterday and saw where she defined herself as an “event prayer”. Well that had me thinking about myself and I ended up defining myself as a “disenchanted prayer”. I know that God doesn’t always answer our prayers the way we want Him to, and intellectually, I know that God is not a genie in a bottle. However, I have a hard time dealing with outcomes that are different from what I pray earnestly for. For example, when I prayed for a positive outcome for a family member and my family member experienced a bad outcome instead, my faith was shaken
I need to find my way to praying with confidence. What advice can you give?
What thoughts would you like to share with Patrick?