“When we pray for courage, God isn’t going to send us a gift wrapped box filled with courage. She will give us an opportunity to be courageous.”

A line from the movie ‘Evan Almighty’.

As I was watching this rather hilarious film based on the story of Noah’s Ark during the 1990’s, this line was spoken. It rocked my world. It unsettled my prayer life. It challenged my Spirituality. It was a reality kick in my backside. I had to admit that my prayer life was based on my relationship to Santa Claus rather than on a Spiritual intimacy with a Higher Power, God, Great Spirit. I had to admit that I was in a relationship in which I expected God to do all the work and all I had to do was give Her/Him my list of demands. When my demands were not met, I simply pointed the finger at God with resentment.