BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PRAY FOR. YOU CAN GET IT AND REGRET IT!
Once upon a time a gahtrillion years ago, I was taught to pray by my Grandma Minnie. She told me to "Ask God for whatever I wanted, and if I prayed hard and long enough in front of the Friday night Shabbos candles, God would listen to me."
Some of my prayers got answered but did not bring happiness. I pondered this for many years until studying with a plethora of gurus from assorted spiritual beliefs. One very important concept came out of the years invested in my studies. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PRAY FOR. YOU CAN GET IT AND REGRET IT!
To bring it down to simple terms, I re-learned how to pray. Always, before asking Almighty Mind for the goal, I preface it by saying, "In the right and perfect way in YOUR eyes I ask....." For me to pretend I know what is "right and perfect" is silly. I do not. The unhappy answered prayers proved it beyond any shadow of any doubt to me. Think or meditate a little about this concept, and please let me know your thoughts? Blest Be. Ruby *o*
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PRAY FOR. YOU CAN GET IT AND ...": I too have learned and relearned this lesson in prayer. There really is an art to praying. No matter what your religious belief, it seems to help if lots of sincere emotion is part of it. Thanks for the blog. It makes good sense to me. anon in Chicago
Yup, you got it right....Not what's in my Daytimer, God, but what's in yours.....Yo,Ruby...You can quote it with my name....Allia Zobel Nolan, author of The Worrywart's Prayer Book: 40 Help-Me-Get-a-Grip, God, Meditations and Prayers....