Sometimes I see prayer requests - and while I do stop, always, and pray for the person asking for prayer, I seldom (meaning sometimes I do) ask God to give them exactly what they're asking for. God taught me a good lesson a long time ago about praying for selfish things, so I stopped.
Now, that doesn't mean that I don't get on my knees and ask him for specifics sometimes, and certainly if I see a request for someones health and/or life, I pray that God touches/heals/protects, etc, whatever the need. But more times than not, when I see a prayer request for stuff like "'pray for me so that I can get my way, what I want, when I want it'", then I do tend to pray for that person's relationship with God instead and I pray that God shows them the value of being selfless.
Just and example - not meant towards anyone specifically (It might not be in God's will for your estranged husband to come home; what if your husband is being left where he is because God needs him there for a specific purpose or God is using that time to teach you both how to have a stronger marriage? Would you rather have your way even if it meant that someone else might suffer or what if it meant the difference between having a strong marriage or prolonging a divorce?) Are you willing to be selfless for God's will? Even when it hurts?
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