Pray continually

Thursday, October 02, 2008


"Pray continually" 1 Thessalonian 5:17

This is one of the shortest verse that we can see in the Bible. This is really short however it means a lot. This is what the does the Bible tells us about PRAYER. But is this really possible? Every time that I encounter and read this verse this is one of the question that strikes into my mind. As a Christian "Pray continually of Pray without ceasing is such an easy words to say but it is indeed a very hard thing to do. What about you have you ever tried to do what the bible said, to pray continually? Personally I would admit that I am of the people who profess that they are a Christian but failed to do what does the Bible says about prayer. However when we tall about if it is possible to "Pray without ceasing" it is indeed possible! However there are factor that hinder us to do this. And the greatest factor is TIME. People today are very busy in many things. Study, Work, business, Shopping, leisure, Pleasure, Socializing and even in Ministry. Yes! even in Ministry. I've experience it personally. I've been serving the Lord in many ways. My schedule is very hectic. From Sundays to Mondays. My only rest day is Tuesday. But behind my business I haven't noticed that I'm loosing the sense of my ministry. I don't even have my quiet time with the Lord. And thats the reason why I feel so Stressed and weak. I always feel so tired. tired with everything. This is why it is difficult for as to practice "Prayer with out ceasing".

"People don't have time and they don't give time to the Lord."

Here are some helpful guidelines to help you realized and hel you to start practicing "Praying without ceasing"


I. KNOW WHAT DOES PRAYER REALLY IS

PAYER
- Communication with God

It is not just going through the emotions, saying a bunch of thoughtless, mechanical words as some people do when they give thanks for a meal. Prayer is more than just that. Prayer is Communication with the ONE and ONLY TRUE GOD. The God who provides all our needs. The who help us. The God who protects us. The God who created us and the one who rule over all the Earth. We will never star praying until we don't realize the significance of prayer and we will never realize the significance of prayer until we don't realize to whom we are talking to. If you want to start experiencing the "Prayer without ceasing" you have to realized that prayer is a CONSTANT and NOT an INSTANT communication with the Lord our God.

II.. STOP MAKING EXCUSES, JUST DO IT!It is amazing when people who profess that they "Christians" make lame excuses such as "I don't know what to say" or " I don't know how to pray". I f you figured out how to talk to a friend on the phone or text them, how to send e-mail to them. Then you know how to pray! Jesus is our BEST FRIEND.
13Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command. John 15:13-14 (New International Version)
He wants us to tell him about everything that's going ion us. He wants to know the desires of our hearts. He wants to know how bad we feel when we fail and how happy we are when everything turns good. While the bible tells us

18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18 (New International Version)


If you really want it you can do it. As the proverb says "If there a will there's a way". So star PRAYING and stop making excuses!

III. GETTING ALONE WITH GOD

Find a private place.

5"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 6But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:5-6 (New International Version)
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Talk to God intimately. find a place where in it is only you and the Lord. The key is to have some time alone with the GOD so that yu can give Him your undibided attention. A committed, unhurried quiet time is actually the most important part of a Christians today.




So Star praying! Experience the amazing power of intimate conversation with God!

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