Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. 6 Recognize Him in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight.

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Pray without ceasing?

"Thessalonians 5:17  "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you".
It is a command to live in a constant state of communication with God, being aware of God's presence and involvement in one's thoughts and actions at all times. It doesn't mean to be in a constant posture of prayer, but rather to have an realization / recognition of God's presence. 
Some tips for praying without ceasing include:
Don't define prayer times: Don't worry about clocking up minutes.
Offer everything to God: Give each thing you do to God.
Make time for stillness: Set aside short periods for stillness.
Pray at the start of the day: This can set the tone for the rest of the day.
Turn thoughts into prayer: When thoughts turn to worry, fear, or anger, consciously turn them into prayer and thanksgiving.
Don't give up: Don't reach a point where you say, "Prayer doesn't work" and give up. 

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