The problem is, it's easier to grumble than to pray. Jesus challenged our tendency toward negativity when he said, "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." God's asking us to turn every pessimistic or negative thought into a prayer for the opposite. When we pray for what God desires - peace, justice, kindness, truth, mercy, humility, repentance, reconciliation - we're asking (God) to restore order to a disordered world. We become part of the solution.
Closer Than Your Skin: Unwrapping the Mystery of Intimacy With God Susan D. Hill