Prayer isn’t a magic wand,
but it can be an eternal elixir.
We can’t control the way God answers us, but
we can open up to Divine possibilities.
Even when He says no to our outrageous demands
and gently redirects us to a greater plan,
He gives us an opportunity to drink in His spirit
that fills us with joy and celestial sweetness.
Even when we don’t get what think we want from God,
we’re lavished with graces and
gradually transformed into the essence
of who He created us to be.
God forms us into winged beings, who are
kind enough, gentle enough, empty enough
and filled with enough of His spirit
to soar across the threshold into a Heavenly Kingdom
and swoop back again,
bearing infinite treasures to lavish on the people we love,
which is what we really wanted all along.
All you need to do is persist in prayer
and drink in the graces-
You really can trust this process.