You can learn how to pray persistently from children.
If you have kids,
or have spent any time with kids
you know they ask for stuff and they ask a lot!
Their persistence yields many yeses.
I’ve got two kids but one was much more persistent than the other.
He’d ask.”Can I have it?”
(whatever “it” was he couldn’t live without)
“No,” I’d tell him.
He’d wait about a minute and ask,
“Can I have it now?”
“No!” I’d answer.
He’d wait about ten minutes and ask again,
“How ’bout now? Can I have it now?”
He’d keep this up for days or even weeks
if it was something he really wanted.
Honestly, he got a lot more stuff than his brother did,
because he was so pleasantly persistent.
Today, that kid is a mighty pray-er.
He goes after prayers like he used to go after
a new toy
or driver’s license
or raise in his allowance.