Prayer is not a one time request in time of stress but continuously holding firm to the lifeline from Heaven! I picture it like a slide connecting Heaven to us. Answers slide down from Him. If we walk away from our side of the slide, we might miss the answers! I believe that is why He says, “pray continuously.” His word tells us that we live in confidence with the knowledge that He hears us and works on our behalf! I have prayed prayers and when the answer does not come in my “timeframe” I disconnect from the source of my strength. I have prayed a prayer then only hear myself later talking about the impossibility of it happening.