Having believed in Jesus for over fifty years, I’ve heard countless lessons and sermons about prayer. I’ve enjoyed multiple prayer partners, learned much, and experienced many answers. Yet, I still struggle sometimes with prioritizing talking to God. Too often I rush through the day occasionally thinking about Him. Worries come to mind and I fret instead of expressing them to God. Temptations lure me and I forget to ask my Father for help. Yet, He wants me to bring everything to Him.
Prayer is essential to the Christian life. Click To Tweet It’s communication with our heavenly Father. Any relationship needs dialog in order to grow stronger and stay healthy. Needing interaction with those we can see, how much more do we need discourse with God whom we can’t see. Our heavenly Father loves us and wants intimacy with us. We can’t know God or stay in connection with Him without prayer. The Apostle Paul, who wrote much of the New Testament, urged us to “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17, ESV). In the original Bible language, it says, “Unceasingly pray.” Other translations say, “pray continually” or “never stop praying.” This verse has always inspired me but also has felt like an impossible goal. Did he mean we should never stop praying? ….
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