Non-Stop Praying


praying lady

In my last blog post, I mentioned that sometimes I become distracted while praying. I know this is not unusual, I have heard similar stories from many friends, and blog comments echoed the same thing.

So what’s the problem?

I think the answer is found in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. We’re told to “pray continually” (NIV). The King James Version translates it as, “Pray without ceasing.”

Now if you think about it, that makes sense.

When I get together with friends we have conversation. When we have to leave each other’s company the conversation stops. But God never leaves us. There’s no reason to stop the conversation. There’s no reason to stop praying. Ever.

Walk In His Light.

Julie

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13 thoughts on “Non-Stop Praying

  1. Sometimes I think we continue in pray by staying in a ‘spirit of prayer.’ What I mean by this is kind of like how that even without talking to God all day, my thoughts of Him and to Him drift ever upward throughout the day. He will remind me of sweet things and it makes me smile. He will warn me of something that displeases Him and it makes me refrain from the wrong. All along, it is like we communicate back and forth without ever saying a word to each other. Does that make sense? thanks, Julie

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    • What a beautiful example of conversation with God. I think sometimes I miss these tender moments from Him because I am too busy, or not paying attention, or expect a different answer. But when I see Him floating toward me as a butterfly, or feel Him as sunshine on my face, I know He is there and that moment is for me. You make perfect sense.
      Thanks!

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  2. AMEN! LOVE those verses! Be joyful always, and I always giggle at that thought and say to the LORD, sure! Pray continually, having an attitude of prayer as a lifestyle makes praying continually possible. And give thanks in ALL circumstances, LORD are You really serious????? Extremely difficult to do without the Spirit’s presence and leading in our lives. Thank you Julie! 🙂

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  3. I never thought of it like that but I don’t think I’ll ever forget it. There really is no reason to ever stop praying because God doesn’t leave. I love that reality!

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