I don’t know about you, but I find this absolutely amazing and it’s not the only place in the Bible where we see God pondering in one way or another as to what he’ll do, and in the end, he gives in to his child. Such as with Sodom and Gomorrah when Lot begged God not to destroy the city and God agreed if Lot could find good people living there. He couldn’t so God destroyed both cities. The bottom line is he did give Lot a chance and if Lot would’ve come through he wouldn’t have destroyed Sodom.
The fact is, God listens. God can be persuaded as seen by Jesus’ parable about the widow (Luke 18:1), who was relentless and wouldn’t give up on what was right and just. Jesus was letting his disciples know that it’s okay to pray for something without ceasing because God listens and can be persuaded. I find a lot of solace in knowing our Father listens to us and that he can be persuaded if our intentions are right and just.