To pray with insistence “is a bit like annoying God”, Pope Francis said in his homily at Casa Santa Marta. However, praying in such a way shows a complete trust that God will fufill your needs.
The Holy Father reflected on the Gospel of Matthew which recalls the two blind men who followed him calling out, “Son of David, have pity on us.” Jesus himself, he said, “taught us how to pray like the annoying friend who begs for food a midnight.”
“Maybe this sounds strange, the Pope said, but praying is a bit like annoying God so that he listens to us. But, the Lord says: like the friend at midnight, or the widow before the judge… And this was also done by those lepers who approached him: “If you want to, you can heal us!’”