What happens when we become the prayer we pray?
I read a phrase similar to this towards the end of Eugene Peterson's "The Jesus Way." This idea won't let me go.
I am filled with questions:
-Do I pray with an expectation for God to really do something?
-What would happen if God really gave me the courage that I pray for? Would I still want it?
-What in my life needs to change in order for me to be clothed with the character of Jesus?
Quote from Peterson:
Be slow to pray. Praying puts us at risk of getting involved with God's conditions. Praying most often doesn't get us what we want but what God wants, something quite at variance with what we conceive to be in our best interests. And when we realize what is going on, it is often too late to go back.