I've been noticing that most of us try to get prayers to do for us what Jesus promised only relationship with Him was meant to do for us. We regularly ask Jesus for things that equate to "the good life". We think simply praying to Jesus for peace, joy, abundant life, contentment, etc, etc, will save us the expense & inconvenience of laying down our lives to walk with Christ as our peace, joy, abundant life, contentment, etc, etc. As if asking Jesus to simply 'fix' our reoccurring problem will save us the trouble of having to surrender our idols, humble ourselves, take up our crosses, tether ourselves to Jesus & follow Him through it. “Lord, Lord, give me peace?" "O.K. Shall I send a small diluted amount to you FedEx as usual or should I be packing my bags & making plans to come live with you? Is there enough room in your house for Me to live?" Sincerely, Jesus - aka: Peace.