If a person asks in prayer for assistance but no answer comes, should the person just give up praying?


Full Question

If a person asks in prayer for assistance but no answer comes, should the person just give up on the prayers?

Answer

We all like our prayers answered yesterday. But the Lord knows the best time. He’s the only one who really knows what time it is. To keep praying is to keep trusting him. To keep trusting him is to keep loving him. St. Monica spent 30 years praying for her son’s conversion. When he finally converted, he became a great saint. But all the while she had been praying, she herself became a saint. Don’t give up on God.


Fr. Vincent Serpa O.P.