Saturday, January 29, 2022



Like reading God's Word, prayer is so essential to managing life's difficulties.  Persistence in daily prayer is the secret to a satisfying and fulfilling life.  This is because prayer connects us to the very Source of life, the Lord Jesus Christ.  Prayer also reminds us of God's will, keeps us on His path for life, and helps us value our Lord.  Prayer teaches us to wait on the Lord for His timing and for His best for our lives.  Finally, prayer involves more than just asking for things.  It involves communing with our Lord and praising and worshipping Him.  

In fact, the Bible tells us to pray without ceasing.  What does that mean?  It is important to have special times of prayer every day, but praying without ceasing means living in a spirit of prayer all day long while engaging in our daily activities.  It means we are aware of the Lord's presence throughout the day, and it is an undercurrent which is influencing all our thoughts and actions.  Prayer is sensing and breathing the Holy Spirit's presence and breathing His life in all that we do.  

Below is a link to an article online about prayer.  I posted this same link about a year ago as well.  I thought is was appropriate to post this link again after the blog post last week about the Psalms and reading God's Word  The article dives into the subject of praying without ceasing.  Although a bit long the article is well worth reading.

Here is a quote from that article to wet your appetite for reading it:  "If prayer is merely an activity to do, then 'pray without ceasing' will sound oppressive.  But if prayer is communion with God-communion with this Father, Son, and Spirit-then we will hear the command differently; 'Enjoy God without ceasing.  Gain strength from God without ceasing.  And find that He is ever near, always faithful'"

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