Pray without Ceasing
1 Thessalonians 5:17 (ESV) … “pray without ceasing”
The Christian life is meant to be lived out in prayer. For a child of God, there is never a time when they shouldn’t be in prayer. It is easy to let the busyness of our lives squeeze out the things that are truly important. If we are not careful, we can neglect the weightier matter of our life’s purpose and responsibilities.
Paul himself, was a busy missionary, preacher and writer. He wrote about the Christian’s duty to fulfill in daily responsibilities, one that he would also live by.
We might ask, what does Paul mean by “pray without ceasing?” Does he command us to go around speaking non-stop prayers? No, it refers to the attitude of prayer or reverence before God. It is the Christian’s life of righteousness and their approach to the relationships and responsibilities that they have, meeting them with a constant attitude of being in God’s presence. Such a person will pray often and about many things, including requests, praise, and thanksgiving. This command means that we should never quit having an attitude of prayer as we walk along life’s road. What a beautiful thought it is to think that God never tires of our company.
So, as you go forth today, do so in an attitude of prayer. Meet every relationship and responsibility talking silently to God about it. At the end of the day, it will have made a difference in your life and in the life of others for whom you have prayed.