Keep On Praying

Posted By on February 5, 2020


Keep On Praying

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7, NKJV

Does this verse teach persistence in prayer or prosperity through prayer? This verse is often taught by some as the “Name and Claim it” verse. In other words, some would want us to believe that this verse is a promise that if you pray for it, God will give it to you.

I believe that this verse teaches persistence in prayer and not prosperity through prayer. Through persistence, God will answer our prayers but not always in the way in which we have prayed.

I have prayed over the years for certain people to be healed and they have not been healed yet. I have prayed over the years for certain people to be saved and they have not yet been saved.

I don’t know of any Christian that prays and gets everything they prayed for every single time they pray. The Bible applies to everyone not just a few.

So the application of persistence in prayer seems to fit more perfectly to this verse. That is not to deny the power of God to respond to our prayers exactly how this verse is recorded. He can certainly do that any time He wishes.

There are other places in the Bible where persistence in prayer is taught. Be persistent in your prayers. God will honor that persistence and will answer your prayers in His timing and in His way that is best for you.

Look at persistence as an exercise of your faith.

 

Riley Pippen