but i know that it doesn't come spoon-fed to me in a pretty bow. i also know that i am not called to live in poverty (even though belgium provides her hurdles to my low income). so my prayers are with a balance in mind. my thoughts are with the knowledge that god already knows my needs but wants to hear me ask him for them.
prayer is asking him because i know he has it within his capability. in other words, he can.
but it's more than that.
it is asking him because i know he has it but also resting in the assurance that not only can he but that he will.