“Morning by morning, O LORD, you hear my voice;
morning by morning I lay my requests before you
and wait in expectation.”
The prayer of faith is a prayer of eager anticipation and steadfast expectation.
Charles Spurgeon picks up on this idea by commenting on our tendency to pray without expecting God to answer our prayers:
“Do we not forget to watch for the result of our supplications? We are like the ostrich, who lays her eggs and looks not for her young. We sow the seed, and are too idle to seek a harvest. How can we expect the Lord to open the windows of his grace, and pour us out a blessing, if we will not open the windows of expectation and look up for the promised favor?
Let holy preparation link hands with patient expectation, and we shall have far larger answers to our prayers.”