To be honest, I do this when I have a crush on someone... I don't pray for them to love me or to like me back, I pray for them to be happy with whoever they end up with (even if its not me) and for god to help me be content with my current circumstances.
2016 held the death of my mom...but the beginning of her eternity with Jesus. It brought a total hip replacement for me due to osteonecrosis...6 months off work and the loss of my job. My boss gave my position away. I know God has something better in store for me.... Heavenly Father.... Thank you for one more day and a new year to trust in You!