There's one more reason you need to know about exercising patience in prayer. It's going to sound a little strange perhaps, but I know for me this is very useful and very pragmatic.
We often pray for things we don't need, things we are not ready for, or things that are not part of God's better agenda. Sometimes we pray for the right things but with backward, shallow expectations.
In these cases, God's silence is often an indirect answer, the grace that saves us from misdirection! Patience, then, is necessary for testing the integrity of what we are seeking. So the next time you are tempted to be frustrated with His timing, keep in mind there are factors
(More on testing your prayers in next post)