I have been wanting independence from my father for the last 20 years. I am now 39. And although, I've been a Christian since my teens, I have never thought to pray for my independence. Within the last couple months I prayed for God to give me my independence. In a couple weeks my father told me that I could move away and start a new job. This was the first serious conversion my father has given me all of my life. I even went to his psychiatrist to have him tell me the same. I'm not saying that I know for sure that God intervened. But I continue to wonder? I still don't know why- I never thought to ask God for something that I've yearned for half of my life.