THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Little Joey, 5 years old, had wandered into the pastor’s office.
He was incessantly talking.
Finally, in a kind attempt to get Joey to leave the pastor said,
“Joey, it’s time for me to pray.”
Joey just kept on talking.
He said, “My Mom prays about everything all day.”
The pastor asked, “What do you mean?”
Joey said, “Well, in the morning she says, ‘Thank you Jesus it’s time for school.
In the afternoon, she says, 'Help me Jesus.’ And, in the evening she says,
‘Thank you Jesus it’s bedtime!’”
1 Thess 5:17
Pray without ceasing.
When Jesus was about to choose the 12 apostles, the Bible says He
“went out to a mountainside and spent the night praying" (Luke 6:12).
When He was facing the illegal night trial and crucifixion Jesus prayed so long and so intensely that
"His sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground" (Luke 22:44).
If Jesus, Who is God in flesh, needed prayer so much, how much MORE do we?
Prayer is awareness of God’s closeness.
To “Pray without ceasing” is to maintain a constant conversation with God in our hearts.
Doing this, we are continually reminded of God’s closeness.
Thus, we are better able to face each and every difficulty in life!
Jesus said, “...pray, that ye enter not into temptation.” (Matthew 26:41, Luke 22:40)
Prayer, then, being a reminder of God’s closeness, is also a deterrent to doing wrong.
“Pray without ceasing!”
Be aware of God’s closeness.
And, be more enabled to do HIS will.