In James 1:27 it says
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. - James 1:27 (NASB)
I looked up the word translated as visit in the Greek. It is ἐπισκέπτομαι (episkeptomai) and I find the following definitions.
to look upon or after, to inspect, examine with the eyes
A. in order to see how he is
B. to look upon in order to help or to benefit
C. to look (about) for, look out (one to choose, employ, etc.)
I'm guessing the translation is highlighting definition 1A.
I see cross references also to Matthew 25:36, and Job 31:16 in the ESV I am reading. Matthew says
naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ - Matthew 25:36 (NASB)
It seems to me that the Matthew passage is suggesting a reoccurring action, that is repeatedly visiting someone. Is that correct?