Prayer is not passive. Prayer is Active.
People of God are called to stand in-between.
Abraham pleaded with God for the people of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. His prayer was active and he was intentional in putting himself in the gap.
"We live in a two extremes in a culture. One of them is shotgun shooting, truck driving, trucker hat wearing, 'Get me my sandwich culture'. And the other is 'Whatever you want honey.' That's our culture. And as soon as some godly principle begins to be talked about, and we begin to talk about what God maybe actually calls you to be... we 'Oh, I don't know." And we are living in the repercussions of that.
Abraham shirked his responsibility in the waiting. This is a good challenge to men and women and the counter culture roles that God has called you to.
“All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end.” Blaise Pascal
“Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life, the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be alright, and the determined choice to praise God in every situation.” Kay Warren