Merciful Father, please hear our prayers according to Your holy will.
You sometimes answer our requests with yes, or sometimes with a with a refusal, and a different grace, however earnestly we pray, as You know what is for the true good of souls.
No prayer is a guarantee not to “fail”. We earnestly, humbly and trustingly pray, knowing that sometimes our prayer do not receive the desired result, like the prayer of Jesus in the Garden of Olives, that the suffering He faced be prevented. You knew that a greater good awaited in refusing His urgent, holy prayer. He knew this, because He finished His prayer with, “Not my will, but Your will be done.” The Church does not teach that certain formulas or types of prayer are automatically granted, but there is a tradition amongst some Catholics that it will be so. This does not automatically make it so. However Father, thank You for hearing this good, devout person’s prayers.
Thank You for when our prayers are answered.
Help us to accept, and understand, that as a loving Father, You know that, in sometimes not answering our prayers in the way we wish, you are offering the best graces for the long-term, or at least, for after death.
Janie, I’m so very pleased for you that God has answered your prayers, and I ask Him to continue to hold you in His heart, with many blessings, always.
I thank God for granting your trusting prayers.