Sunday, April 10, 2022

We Never Have To Stop Praying

We never have to stop praying. We are encouraged to pray without ceasing. (I Thessalonians 5:17

There are formal and informal ways to pray. When we accept this, the many ways to pray 24/7 open up to us. We don't always have to get on our knees with a scripted intonation of phrases and quotes.

Prayer, in it's essence, is talking to God. Talking to Jesus. How much more candid, honest and heart-felt are conversational words versus rehearsed prayer speeches.

Being tired or discouraged and not feeling like praying is not even an excuse. We can ask the Holy Spirit to pray for us. He will then utter on-target words that we cannot.

Pray without ceasing and grow closer to God.


David C Brown said...

It is a great privilege to be able to speak to God. There's a place for "formal" prayers: or at least good habits of praying morning and evening, while thankfully God's ear is always open!

Artsy Craftery Design Studio said...

I agree, David. What a privilege to be able to enter into the Holy of Holies at any time to talk to Our Father! The broken body and shed blood of Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ makes it possible. I would be afraid to start my day without my daily morning, formal meeting with God. Additionally, talking to him throughout the day gets to the root of what I should share with him. Thanks for commenting. God bless! Sandi