Prayer's Hardest Challenge

Is not the greatest witness against prayer a continued and persistent heavenly silence?

Charles Spurgeon understood full well those times when God tarries at our pleas for mercy:

In the days of flint, steel and brimstone matches we had to strike and strike again, dozens of times, before we could get a spark to live in the tinder; and we were thankful enough if we succeeded at last.

Shall we not be as persevering and hopeful as to heavenly things? We have more certainty of success in this business than we had with our flint and steel, for we have God’s promises at our back.

Never let us despair. God’s time for mercy will come; yea, it has come, if our time for believing has arrived.

Ask in faith nothing wavering; but never cease from petitioning because the King delays to reply. Strike the steel again. Make the sparks fly and have your tinder ready; you will get a light before long.

I have long wondered if God's silence is more a test of my tenacity than a measure of God's tardiness.

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. (Luke 18:1)

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'To cherish sin is to dot my paths with stumbling blocks.'

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