Do we ever find ourselves asking for God's help but not giving Him the chance to respond? Do we try and settle things all by ourselves? Jesus teaches us in today's gospel to pray persistently.
God our Father wants us to come to Him with our needs. When we show God how much we need Him, we show God how much we love Him. What is necessary is that we give God a chance to respond. We need to be patient with God, who doesn't turn His back on us.
Many times God is responding to our prayers, but the answer is not the one for which we are asking. This is why it is so important to stay open to God so we can recognize His response.
Jesus teaches us in today's gospel to pray with persistence. If we pray persistently, are patient with God and are open to His response, we will see that God never turns His back on us.
Sincerely in Christ,