Prayer is one of the most talked-about topics in Christendom but the least practiced by Christians. Many people would prefer others to pray for them than spend time with God in prayer. Some people only pray when they go to church but in their closet, they are unable to spend even five minutes in prayer.
Often in our prayer, we are impatient and require an answer immediately; we are unprepared to wait for the timing of God. We literally push God to give us an answer, when the answer we so desire seems not to be coming, we in turn answer for the Lord.
Waiting upon the Lord in prayer requires praying consistently without getting weary. It is not about going to the pastor or bishop to pray for you but seeking God for yourself.
The psalmist, in our text for today, says that he waited patiently on the Lord. This was not a one-day experience but a continued and deliberate time in prayer. It was a long but persistent wait, and the Lord responded to his prayer.
God desires that His children commune with Him in prayer so that He can reveal to them many hidden truths. As we pray we focus wholly on the Lord with our heart, mind, and all that we have. As we do that, we must be open to receive answers from the Lord when He speaks back to us. Waiting in prayer is never complete when God does not speak back or respond to us.
Prayer is two-dimensional: we speak to God and He also speaks to us. As we patiently seek God in prayer, He carefully leads and guides us to walk in His will daily.