Have you ever wondered what it means to pray without ceasing? Do you feel it’s not possible to pray continually? Join me today over at my friend Sarah Geringer’s blog as we see that an attitude of continual prayer is not only possible, it’s powerful!
Here’s a little sneak peak for you! I hope you will click over to Sarah’s blog to finish reading!
Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17, NIV)
Have you ever wondered about what it really means to pray continually?
On the surface, continual prayer might seem like an impossibility. As much as we would love to have more hours in our days for that sit-down kind of prayer time with Jesus, we have things to do, people to care for, and places to be. But we are clearly told to pray without ceasing. So what does that really mean?
We can always find a lot of insight if we go back to the original language in which a verse was first written. In this case, we need to go back to Greek, and we’ll find this definition when we look up the Greek word for “continually.”
without any unnecessary interval (time-gap)
(This definition came from Helps Word-studies which you can find on this page at Bible Hub.)
It’s interesting that the word “unnecessary” is included here. It seems to be an indicator that there are times when we there are going to be some “necessary” time gaps. We are going to get caught up in our responsibilities, and we are going to have times throughout our day where we are not in an attitude of prayer. And that’s OK. But the thing is, we don’t want unnecessarily long time gaps.
So the question is, how can we pray without unnecessary time gaps and what indicates continual prayer in our lives?
The verses in this article are linked to their respective pages at Bible Hub. You’ll find free resources there for further study!
Head on over to Sarah’s blog to read and leave your comments. I’d love to hear from you! You can find this article HERE.
Dear Heavenly Father, I ask you today to help me to find little ways I can have an attitude of continual prayer. Help me to understand the power of continual prayer. Help me to understand that I can have access to this kind of power my mind is focused on You as I go about my daily work. Thank you that often the most powerful things are the most simple things to do. Help me not to be blinded to that fact! In Jesus name, Amen.
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