If God is slow in answering your request, or if you ask but do not promptly receive anything…, do not be upset, for you are not wiser than God.
And, in fact, the act of praying is already a small victory against your passions.
Based upon St Isaac the Syrian
A moment from the small entrance of Divine Liturgy at the Cell of the Mother of God’s Nativity. The cell’s occupant is hermit Elder Nektarios (on the left with candle).