The theologian Terrance Tiessen writes, ‘on many occasions we ourselves unsure of specific action that a God would wish to do I. The situation that confronts us, and spew present our requests, but we qualify them with the condition “if it is your will.” This is not a lack of faith; it is a lack of knowledge. We believe that Gid will do what is best, but we are uncertain what that is and so we ask according to our best wisdom.’
Søren Kierkegaard put it this way: ‘The true relation in prayer is not when God hears what is prayed for, but when the person praying continues to pray until he is the one who hears, who heard what God wills.
Prayer by Philip Yancey