A prayer for disappointment...

Dear God, I am full of wishes, full of desires, full of expectations.

Some of them may be realized, and some may not,

but in the midst of all my satisfactions and disappointments, I hope in you.

O Lord, strengthen my hope, especially when my many wishes are not fulfilled.

Let me never forget that your name is Love. Amen. - Henri Nouwen

Additional Resources

Disappointment with God by Philip Yancey
The Hungering Dark by Frederick Buechner
A Cry for Mercy by Henri Nouwen
Waiting: Finding Hope When God Seems Silent by Ben Patterson