Happy Friday Everyone,
The scripture for today is 1Thessalonians 5:17
1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
Prayer is not an option; it is a necessity. Prayer is the most important spiritual activity that an individual or church can engage in. Prayer is the conversation of dependent children with their Heavenly Father. It is where spiritual transactions between the Father and His children are initiated. It is the place where we surrender all that we are in order to receive all that He is. It is more important than any other activity.
So how does one pray without ceasing? Does that mean that I go about my day praying all day long? I think it does mean that in "attitude," for one can always be in an attitude of prayer. But, in practical behavior, most of us cannot be in outward active prayer all day long. You also have to interact with other people during the course of your day. To pray without ceasing then means that we never cease in our prayer life. For example, we eat without ceasing. If we were to stop eating, we would eventually die. So, I eat without ceasing, but I am not eating right now; at least not actively putting food into my mouth, but my body is still digesting the food that I ate earlier. In addition, I will be actively putting food into my mouth at the next meal time. Praying without ceasing is also like that.Just as we never cease to eat; we must never cease to pray. Our lives depend on it.
God bless you as you continue in His service.