Persistence: What a curious quality to attach to prayer. Why do we need to be persistent?
Does God need to be reminded of what we need? Does He forget what He has promised?
Does our heavenly Father have selective hearing, as so many earthly fathers do? As a
teenager, sometimes I would go to speak to my father while he was reading the newspaper after dinner. He would look up, stare at me, even nod, but five minutes later have no recollection of what I had said. Yet, if I whispered a request to my mother to use the car, he would suddenly yell from two floors away, “Don’t let him have it, Marge!”