I want a better life; I want to be well; I am tired of being depressed... But am I willing to change?
It seems that too often folks pray for things to get better because they do not want to change! The penchant for staying the same is one of the deadliest forms of self-imposed enslavement.
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Einstein
How counter to an infinite God, to want to keep things the same. In fact it is recorded in Revelation: "Behold, I make all things new."
Mary Baker Eddy makes the sensible statement "God is Love. Can we ask Him to be more? God is intelligence. Can we inform the infinite Mind of anything He does not already comprehend?" "Who would stand before a blackboard, and pray the principle of mathematics to solve the problem? The rule is already established, and it is our task to work out the solution." (S&H)