"We are not meant to consider prayer as a magic button to touch whenever we want anything. Nor are we to ever stop praying, as if we were lacking trust in God, just because we think He may not give exactly what we ask. We are to come with total faith and total trust, believing that He exists, and that He does 'reward them that diligently seek Him.' We must believe that something specific takes place in history as His answer, something as a result of our asking, because He says this is so. Faith is believing even when we don't recognize or 'see' the answer."
Edith Schaeffer, The Tapestry