Abraham's first prayer in words [is] a veiled complaint reminding God of his promises which seem unfulfilled. Thus one aspect of the drama of prayer appears from the beginning: the test of faith in the fidelity of God.Reflection: The harsh reality of unanswered prayer is neither a sign that we are unworthy nor proof that God does not exist; it is part of the mystery of the relationship between God and man. To give up when our prayers are not answered is to treat God like an out-of-order vending machine.
- CCC No. 2570
Prayer: Lord, hear our prayer.
From: Day by Day with the Catechism (Catholic Book Publishing Corp., New York)