answered prayers

Today in Simple Abundance, Sarah references Oscar Wilde, who believed that there are only two tragedies in life: not getting what you pray for and getting it. She goes on to discuss prayers, with all their inherent uncertainties. Are we praying for the right thing? Why do we always seem to receive a “No”? Could we even handle it if we got a “Yes” instead?

When I silently pray for peace, for universal freedom, for forgiveness, can I send out that prayer and let go of it? So easy in theory, not so much in practice.

What resonates the most with me in Sarah’s daily entry is, that when we are told No, this can mean that we need “more time, space, wisdom, and experience to prepare for the glorious moment when, because we’re finally ready, willing, and able, Spirit answers us with a sharp, sudden, and resounding Yes!”

We think we are ready, but maybe we are not. We do not get to decide that.

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