A look into the things I'd like to do, life I'd like to lead, man I'd like to be, items I'd like to avoid, and the adventure that occurs between dream and reality.
I think it's interesting that God chose Cornelius because he heard his prayer and saw that he gave to the poor. It's good to pray. It's awesome to pray. But when our prayers are merely requests we shout at God and we refuse to have a relationship with Him or live a life of obedience to Him, I bet he gets tired of granting those requests.
I hope that God hears my prayers and sees that I'm living a life of obedience rather than just seeing me as some little kid going "gimme, gimme, gimme". JM