Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and the one who knocks, the door will be opened. -Matthew 7:7-8
About four years ago at a woman's Bible study, the leader told us to make sure that when we prayed, we were very specific in what we were asking God because he always answers your prayers. She started with the common phrase “Be careful what you pray for!” then continued with her story. She had asked God to help slow down her life because she and her husband were having difficulty growing their family. He did give her more children, another of her own and two more they adopted, but shortly after, they found out her husband had cancer and that God was calling him home. “God what are you doing?” she wondered “How is this answering my prayer? I can't possibly slow down being a single mom!” She remained faithful to God's plan for her and her family and looking back, realized that even though it seemed chaotic, God truly had answered that prayer!