Sometimes it is hard to keep praying for something when there is no evidence that your prayers are heard. When there is no evidence that your prayers will be answered. When praying seems futile. But faith is maintaining confidence that your prayers are heard and they are being answered. We may not get the "yes" we're looking for, but our prayers are answered.
I've been praying for my children. Grown and away from home, sometimes it's hard to know (I mean *really* know) how they're doing. But I keep praying for them, trusting God to look after them as He looks after all of His children.
And then...a sign. A feel good for me. A little reward. On my way out of town, out of the country, during my brief layover in San Francisco, I heard from daughter #1 (text message asking how I was, saying she was fine) and daughter #3 (a friend request on Facebook). Small things, maybe. But enough. Coincidence? No. God's timing is not a matter of chance.
Thank you, God, for blessing me and blessing my children. Thank you for reminding me that they are your children and that you are watching over them. Thank you for hearing my prayers and for giving me your blessed assurance.