Sometimes unanswered prayers really test my faith, especially when they are asking for something that I couldn’t imagine would be better if the answer were “no.” For example, last night I lit a candle at church and asked Mary to pray for peace with my family (there’s been a lot of unnecessary arguments and anger lately). But when I got to my parent’s right after Mass, within the hour a huge argument broke out. I couldn’t help but feel like it could easily have been avoided with just a little grace, but it wasn’t. I remembered my prayer and felt pretty dejected.
Was it too much to ask for the peace to start immediately? :o