Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger men.
Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks.
Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you yourself shall be a miracle. Every day you shall wonder at yourself, at the richness of life which has come to you by the grace of God.
I think this quote is especially relevant as we face very uncertain economic times. Once again we have had the veneer ripped away that our world is a very fragile one, the security we once thought we had is wisp away. So often our prayers are for God to make our lives easier and happier…however He never promised us either….not yet.