Father, you say that your elect “cry out day and night”. Teach me to understand this. You know how quickly I get discouraged and distracted. Lead me to be steady in prayer, as steady as you were in the days of your life. Teach me the true labor of prayer, the true privilege of it. When answers are slow to come, fill me with the assurance that you will not delay one moment longer than is necessary. Remind me again and again that I do not believe in prayer, I believe in YOU! Hear me today as I pray for your Kingdom and your will, for forgiveness and the power to give it to others, for daily bread and for leadership and protection–not just for myself but for those that I love and those that you love. Keep me strong, Lord, there is work to do! In Jesus’ Name, amen.