As humans, we always know what we want, but seldom do we know what we need; that’s God’s department. Often we are given what He knows we need and oft these things are challenges given us to make us better people, to teach us humility and to strengthen our charater. Often we believe that God has forsaken us, but we emerge with the knowledge that those challenges and misfortunes have changed us for the better and were blessings in disguise.
So, let us all do our best to live as He has taught us. In the end though, let us not be too specific about that for which we pray. Let us pray for what we need, and leave the specifics in His hands.