Continuous Prayer
originally written 15 Jan 11
posted 1 Nov 15
photo by: Shirley/Oklahoma/January 2011
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Praying continually doesn’t have to be difficult

Pray for the faces you see as you go about your day…even the mean ones…ESPECIALLY the mean ones! You never know what has happened to them that has caused their ill temper.
Reminders along our daily paths…signs, colors, scents, songs…things that can trigger memories of friends and family in our past. Pray for each person brought to mind as those memories surface.

There is a time and place for closet praying. We need to separate from our daily lives for a bit of time in the quiet presence of our Heavenly Father. Christ set the example for that in Luke 5:16: "But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed."  Time alone with our Father refreshes and refocuses.

Training ourselves to make prayer our immediate reaction can reduce stress and make it easier to love others who might otherwise be unlovable.

Every day. Every moment. Pray.

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