Do not give up.
No matter how long it takes.
Even it means asking ten thousand times.
It seems like that’s what David did.
Here’s how he prayed:
“O Lord, how long will you forget me?
How long will you look the other way?
How long must I struggle
with anguish in my soul,
with sorrow in my heart
How long will my enemy have the upper hand?
Turn and answer me, O Lord my God!
Restore the sparkle to my eyes,
Or I will die.
Don’t let my enemies gloat, saying,
“We have defeated him!”
Don’t let them rejoice at my downfall.
But I trust in your unfailing love.
I will rejoice
Because you have rescued me.
I will sing to the Lord
Because he is good to me.”
— Psalm 13 NLT
People who trust in God’s goodness have strength to persevere in prayer.