My uncle passed on last week. It was a surprise...a massive stroke. After it happened, there was hope that he may recover, but the damage in the brain was more extensive than previously thought. It was a couple of days of hope before prayers were answered. Not necessarily answered in the way we expected, but he is healed now-free from suffering.
So often we pray our will be done...all with good intentions of course, but we really should be praying God's will be done.
And it is sad in a way...we pray thinking we have got it all figured out and we think we are praying God's will, but when God answers, we are surprised at the way He answers. 'That's not what I prayed,' we think.
“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.'"
Bryan Sisson 1949-2011