Dear 100 Hour Board,
Apart from Joseph Smith Jr. praying until God relented about letting Martin Harris take the manuscript, I usually don't hear many stories about people praying for something until God just kind of says "fine, okay, you'll regret this but here." Do you guys know of any?
Interesting question! I forwarded it to some family, and the closest a family member and I could see is Numbers 11 where the Israelites complain about not having meat and are told that they will get quail "even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you."
Dear you're welcome,
In 1 Samuel 8:5-22, the people asked for a king to rule them. But Samuel, like King Mosiah, knew that kings aren't nearly as cool as people think they are. But the people kept begging for a king, so Samuel gave one to them.
I had another example, but in re-reading it I realized I've been misinterpreting it this whole time (whoops). In Luke 18:1-8, Jesus shares the parable of a persistent widow who kept annoying the city judge, asking him to avenge her. Finally, the judge got so sick of her that he decided to help her. I had always just assumed Jesus was relating that judge to God, and teaching us the value of persistently asking God for things. I was sorely incorrect--turns out He was simply saying God would avenge us of our enemies, without our incessant pleadings for Him to. So if you want to avenge that terrible homework score, there's no need to keep bothering God about it. He's got you covered.
-guppy of doom