Do you pray “from” unknowns or “through” unknowns?

It seems a common shared prayer that God would deliver us from troubles, from risks, from the unknown. It goes something like, “Lord, keep us safe as we travel. Lord, keep us from sickness. Etc.”

These are great things to pray. However, there is another side to these prayers we should consider. It’s the prayer that God would help us be godly and other-person-centred in the midst of troubles and hardship.

If you’re in leadership, it worth re-phrasing some of your public prayers (at GrowthGroup or whatever) to include asking God to help us honour him through our hardships, not just asking him to keep us from hardship.