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 When You Feel Thankful - II 





Lord, thank you for not answering all my prayers. Most of my life I've
prayed for special favors. I've pestered you for many selfish things.
I've asked you to solve problems of my own creation. I have prayed that
you would make life easy for me. I have prayed for sure ways to success
and short cuts to material things when I should have been working to
attain spiritual goals that really satisfy. I have asked for good health
instead of exercising my body and being more careful about my diet and
health habits. I have asked you to help me understand my fellow men when
I should have been listening and trying to help them with their problems.
I realize now that if you had answered all my prayers, I would be weak,
dependent, and perhaps lazy. By forcing me to work out some of my own
problems, you have helped me to become strong. Now my days are full of
opportunities to live unselfishly. That's the most important thing for
which I could have prayed. So thank you, Lord, for not giving me every
wish and refusing to answer my prayers in my way; thus, you are helping
me to become the person you wanted me to be. Amen.