I want to share this reflation with you:
“All we can do now is pray.” We often say this when human efforts have failed, but it puts God in the place of last resort. In the Gospels, Jesus tells his disciples pray first, next, and last. Don’t wait; call on God now, cry to God, tell God your problems. Believe that God hears you and looks on you with love. All prayers are answered: God says “yes,” “no,” or “wait.” Perhaps your friend with cancer needs reconciliation with a family member more than a cure. Maybe the job that fell through for your son was a wrong turn. Your children may return to the Church when they have children. God sees the bigger picture. Prayer is not supposed to persuade God to give us exactly what we want; rather it is a means to rest our concerns and desires in the heart of God, who will give us all we need. Start with folded hands and an attitude of trust.