We are not always conscious of Jesus keeping us in perfect joint with God, but if we are obeying him, He always is. Prayer is not an exercise, it is the life. Beware of anything that stops ejaculatory prayer. â€œPray without ceasing,â€ keep the childlike habit of ejaculatory prayer in your heart to God all the time.
Jesus never mentioned unanswered prayer; He had the boundless certainty that prayer is always answered. Have we by the Spirit the unspeakable certainty that Jesus had about prayer, or do we think of the times when God does not seem to have answered prayer? “Everyone that asketh receiveth” We say “But”, but God answers prayer in the best way, not sometimes but every time, although the immediate manifestation of the answer in the domain in which we want it may not always follow.
Do we expect God to answer prayer?
The danger with us is that we want to water down the things that Jesus says and make them mean something in accordance with common sense; if it were only common sense, it was not worthwhile for him to say it. The things Jesus says about prayer are supernatural revelations.
Pray without ceasing. (1Th 5:17)
This is an extract from my utmost for His highest, I thought it was a nice read to share out. Oswald Chambers