Humility makes us persist in prayer because we know that there is no help elsewhere. God wants you to come to Him as you are, without any pretence. He also wants you to come with confidence and say like the psalmist, “In the day of my trouble I will call upon you for you will answer me

Hear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. (Psalm 86:1 NIV)

God surely listens, understands and knows the hopes and fears you keep in your heart. For when you trust in His love, miracles happen!

The psalmist prayed that the Lord should hear his prayer because he was poor and needy. He did not pretend. He came as he was. He also asked for specific needs. He asked that God should guard his life because he was devoted to God. Are you devoted to Him? Can you confidently say “You are my God”? The psalmist persisted in the place of prayer; he prayed all day long (verse 3). When we pray to God with a humble heart, we make way for Him to exalt us (1 Peter 5:6)