"Now while I was speaking and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication...while I was still speaking in prayer, then the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision previously, came to me in my extreme weariness about the time of the evening offering. He gave me instruction and talked with me and said, "O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you insight with understanding. "At the beginning of your supplications the command was issued, and I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed; so give heed to the message and gain understanding of the vision." -Daniel 9:20-23 (NASB)
There is a cost to answered prayer. Praying, confessing, pleading, laboring, waiting- Not all prayers are this way but there are some that we must labor over. Particularly those with specific plans that God has set forth.
Abba Father, I know that you do answer prayer. I know that I give up to easily. Help me to labor in prayer. Help me to be persistent and consistent with You. Lord what do You want us to do- Show us, please. -Amen!