Encouragements To Prayer January 1 Many times we miss the victory or the greater blessing because we do not continue long enough in prayer. Admiral Peary was victorious in his quest for the North Pole only because he was persistent. He devoted over twenty years to seeking it. The Eskimos told him, “You are like the sun. You always come back.” His dominating desire led him to persevere through physical, financial, and natural difficulties. Afterwards he said, “For twenty-four years, sleeping or awake, to place the stars and stripes on the Pole has been my dream.” Should we not seek spiritual victories as earnestly and persistently as Peary sought his geographical one?