O LORD, we exalt You, our God, the King.
You gave us the ability to learn, or else we would yet be in our bassinets. We learn, to different degrees: Some only able to grasp a little: but if that little knows You and loves You, and knows that You love him, he knows a mystery and treasure unknown to most of Mankind all the way back in history.
You are “the Great Teacher.”
O God, in Your wisdom You know what adversity to send us to learn from and grow from; and what comfort and mercy to bring, and when and how to bring it: all these things from the Providence You arrange: And this could take much time for answering prayer — and strengthening our faith and awe of You: much time for strengthening our trust in Your Wisdom and Faithfulness.
We pray, and You respond, in the mystery of Your wisdom and the Providence it provides. You are the Great Teacher by Your Providence, especially when we can recognize Your intricate Cosmic Choreography over time.
O LORD, we exalt You, our God, the King, forever and ever. Hallelujah, Amen.