“Asked a Favor of Him”
It is normal and natural, O Lord, that we would ask you to bless our loved ones.
So please bless our loved ones.
Help us, though, to make that request with hearts and minds wide open, accepting that you know not only what is best for our loved ones but also the motives behind our asking.
So do bless their lives.
And do guard our hearts.
“Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favor of him. And he said to her, ‘What do you want?’ She said to him, ‘Declare that these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.’” (Matthew 20:20-21)