In the Addiction Recovery Program we are often reminded that what we pray for may not be what is best for us. We are able to see only a little way, and our vision is clouded by our present situation and daily happenings and distractions.
If the problems I have to face seem beyond my endurance, I will not explain them to God; He already knows. I will not tell Him what I expect Him to do about my difficulties; He knows what is best for me.
When I am faced with something which is beyond my power to perform, to decide, or to cope with, I will not struggle with it by myself. I will ask Him to show me what steps to take. This is prayer; not to ASK FOR anything but GUIDANCE.
“All true prayer somehow confesses our absolute dependence on God; it is a vital contact with Him. It is when we pray truly that we really are. From our prayers we receive light to apply….to our own problems and difficulties.” (Thomas Merton: No Man is an island)