Be careful what you pray for.
I remember praying fervently for God to teach me patience when I was in college. I also remember thinking as I prayed, do I really want God to answer that prayer? Was I ready for God's answer to that prayer? Nope. Some lessons aren't easy to master and take a life time of learning. These days I pray for the strength to put one foot in front of the other as I stumble through my lessons.