A Foolish Prayer

Note: This personal story was originally published on my account from another site.  
I made few editing for this post. 
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a doodle art created last night
“O Lord, please?.. …please make Mr Yell a little kinder today..”

That was my kind of prayer before I go and while commuting  to work each morning. At that time, being a newbie  in the corporate world and getting along with my boss was difficult for me. Mr. Yell (not his real name) was  a hard to please and short-tempered superior.  He would shout at anyone even at the slightest mistake. And each day, he’s becoming a  ‘monster’ to me.

After several months, I found myself praying a new petition. I remembered asking the Lord to make a choice: “O God,. It's either me or Mr. Yell. One has to go. I don’t want to work with him anymore”. Perhaps  it took me more than a month uttering the same prayer each day. Until I’ve realized my foolishness. I wanted the Lord to take Mr.  Yell out of the company  in exchange of me. A nobody versus  the Vice President of the company  and  definitely  one of the best in the industry. What a foolish prayer!

I told myself “you’re not only pathetic but stupid.” And guess what I did? I filed my resignation  letter that week. At first Mr. Yell wouldn’t want me to go however I insisted. “Nobody can stop me now.” I told myself.

During that time, I needed to finish some work assignments, so I had to stay  with the company for several weeks. Until  one fateful day.  Mr. Yell suddenly tendered his IRREVOCABLE RESIGNATION!  We (his staff) were caught by surprise. According to the source, there had been a scandal. And in order to save his reputation, the VP decided to leave the company as soon as possible.

Immediately,  our secretary  came to see me. She asked  “Do you want me to go to the Head Office? I’ll get your resignation back and I’ll  tear them  right in front of you.” I was dumbfounded. I don’t know what to say or do.  Then I   told her  “I’ve  already made up my mind. I guess I have to go too.” Then  I remembered my prayer.  And  I  felt sorry  for myself.  I  never  thought that the Lord would take a foolish prayer . . . seriously.

Perhaps every prayer is a matter of trust.
all things are possible with God

21 comments:

Caroline Castro said...

Sometimes our emotions make us do that but we could always make things right.

joy said...

God is really faithful especially for those who listen and trust:)
Nice post brother. Have a nice week end:)

Ric said...

Yes, sometimes we have to listen to our emotions and of course pray for our decisions. Thanks Caroline.

Ric said...

Yes, Miss Joy we need to trust Him, no matter what! Have a great weekend too!

Genskie said...

A very nice post indeed... I have prayed this kind of prayers many times... thought I know It's stupid. Thank you for sharing again :)

Ric said...

Yes, Genskie, sometimes, we think it's not possible. We simply need to put our trust in Him. Thanks for the visit!

Alwand Blog said...

Well said we underestimate God most of the time. He's more than able to do what we can think or imagine. Very inspiring thanks for sharing

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Ric said...

True Alwand. I agree! Thank for dropping by!

MEcoy said...

prayers are just words that we use to speak with god i guess it's the faith makes it work
haha
what a nice story that is

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

Sometimes a position or a title makes people feel superior. They are a challenge in the workplace.

Prayers somehow makes us feel better. Always. :)

Yhadz said...

I think this is not a foolish prayer Ric, God knows best that's why it happened :)

Ric said...

yes, I agree Yhadz, thanks!

Ric said...

Very well-said I am Lili, thank you!

Ric said...

yes, MeCoy, faith & trust makes it work! Salamat sa pagbisita muli!

Aunt Mary said...

What a lovely post Ric ,trust in God makes a foolish prayer the wise one.

Susana King said...

What an interesting article. I liked that name Mr. Yell, that was funny. I'm glad to hear things worked out for the best. That's a nice picture of the book you posted.

Ric said...

Thank you Aunt Mary. yes I agree let's make a foolish prayer a wise one.

And yes, Susana. it's not his real name. I just call him that way, : )

littleyana said...

I don't think there's a foolish prayer. Only foolish feelings. In this case, the situation is a factor. Really God works in different ways we sometimes could not imagine. This is inspiring.

Ric said...

yes, i agree littleyana, sometimes a foolish feelings... thanks!

Archieviner said...

Yes every prayer is a matter of trust. Agree! Hindi lang yung binibigkas ng bibig natin kundi mula sa puso. :D

Michelle Elenee said...

You not the only one who has these foolish prayers, I do too:)I guess when I'm in such situations, I'm eaither too emotional or confused and not sure what to do, hence a foolish prayer.
It's always nice to take a break and pray to make to make the right decisions :)