"That does not mean that one needs to be persistent because God is reluctant to give. The point of the parable is not that God, like the person in the house, must be persuaded to give. Just the opposite. One needs to be persistent because God longs to give good gifts to his children, and he is sure to answer." (Schreiner, T. R.)
“And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” Luke 11:9
A Beautiful Garden of Prayer by James Henry Fillmore and Eleanor Allen Schroll in 1920:
There’s a garden where Jesus is waiting,
There’s a place that is wondrously fair.
For it glows with the light of His presence,
‘Tis the beautiful garden of prayer.
In my own life, and what I’ve often heard from others, “I’ve got nothing left but to pray...”.
When are we going to stop treating prayer as a “last resort”? It should be the primary way we work on change for ourselves and others.