One of the greatest drawbacks to the Life of Prayer is that the Answer does not come as quickly as we expect.
We are discouraged and think: Perhaps I do not Pray right.
So we do not Persevere.
Jesus often talked about this.
There may be a reason for the delay and the Waiting may bring a Blessing.
Our desire must grow deeper and stronger, and we must ask with our whole heart.
God puts us into the Practicing School of Persevering Prayer so that our weak faith may be Strengthened.
Above all God wants to Draw us into Closer Fellowship with Him.