Pray without Ceasing

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
When do you pray? Only when times are bad? Do you pray when times are good? Do you pray for others instead of yourself?
Prayer is probably the most overused word in conversation; however it’s probably the most underused in reality. How can you communicate with God if you never pray? How do you think it makes him feel if you can’t take the time to pray? Thru prayer we create our relationship with God, not as a servant but as a friend.
(John 15:15) “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”
Notice Jesus calls us his friends, not servants. We know Jesus loves us because he laid down his life for us all. Therefore if you are friends with someone, don’t you talk to them usually daily? How can you be a friend with someone if they don’t know you or you don’t know them?
Thru prayer we should open our hearts to God, reveal our fears, anxiety, doubt, ect. Cast all your cares onto him because he cares for you.
(Matthew 26:39) “And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.”
Jesus prayed to God about his fears of being crucified on the cross. God probably already knew this but he talked about it anyway. Words left unspoken are meaningless. If you love someone and never actually told them you loved them, is there confirmation that you do love them? No, and the same goes with God, don’t assume he knows the thoughts in your head, it’s much more powerful when you declare them out loud.
(Philippians 4:6) “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
Pray about everything is Paul’s message. Don’t only pray to God when times are bad, but pray for thanksgiving also. Let God know you are blessed, let him know you believe he is the God of Abraham, let him know he is the King of Kings.
When you limit your prayer, you limit your relationship with God. Pray about everything, Pray without ceasing and you will have a closer relationship with your creator Heavenly Father. In Jesus Name Amen

2 thoughts on “Pray without Ceasing

  1. jacoalberts1

    A much needed article! As you so clearly describe here, prayer is like having a conversation with God. I believe that if we can come to realize that, we would be much more serious about praying. We would also become more conscious about the kind of language that come over our lips, when we “think we are alone”. Realize that God is always with us, and that “self-talk” will (maybe needs to) change as well. We might think we are verbalizing some thoughts to ourselves alone, yet we are not alone! Great article!

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