The Bible teaches us the importance of Continuous Prayer. I looked through my various translations to find a scripture and translation that would make this point very clear. I came across in the Amplified Bible, St Luke chapter 11 verses 9 and 10. The words of Jesus' teaching on prayer:

"So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened." (AMP).

Persistent, continuous Prayer! Ask and keep on asking, seek and keep on seeking, knock and keep on knocking! Never give up praying. God is able to answer your prayers. The purpose of praying is to get your prayers answered, even sometimes they might be answered on the eleventh hour! In the King James version of the Bible we read, "Pray without ceasing." 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (KJV). Constant praying in the Holy Spirit moves God! Praying for spirit, mind and body, health, healing, holiness and prosperity etc. Ask and keep on asking, seek and keep on seeking! Jesus said:

"Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye shall receive them, and ye shall have them." Mark 11:24 (KJV).

During the past forty years when we held Revival Meetings, and I was invited to preach at various churches throughout the country, I always found the more I prayed for the anointing of the Holy Spirit to minister the more I received! The less I prayed, the less I received! It is good to talk to God, to pray without ceasing, and learn to pray constantly for others.

"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers." 3 John 2 (AMP).

Written By Rev. Arthur J. Milton