Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:2-5
My feet are hurting more than usual at the end of the day today, so perhaps God is working on my prayer.
In related news, it strikes me how God answers prayer. He is really concerned about the smallest things; even the very hairs of your head are all numbered (Matt 10:30)
I've prayed for friends in the past, and it's only been recently that He's answered those prayers and some of my friends have come to know Him. Also, sometimes I'll pray for something very unimportant, and admitting to God that it's very trivial, and the only reason I'm bringing this to Him in prayer is because I know he has power over everything, and if He doesn't do anything about it then I won't be cut, but I might as well pray for it... and He answers it!
What a joy it is to pray to a God who listens and loves me and works everything out in his timing! Furthermore, I don't have to pretend to be anything else when praying, but can bring all things before Him!
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6