If God seems at times slow in responding, it is because He is preparing a better gift. He will not deny us. We will know that the long-awaited gift is all the more precious for the delay in its being granted…
Ask, Seek, Insist.
Through this asking and seeking you will be better prepared to receive God’s gift when it comes. God withholds what you are not yet ready for.
He wants you to have a lively desire for His greatest gifts. All of which is to say, pray always and do not lose heart.
St Augustine, from oxygen for the soul.