Sometimes I make prayer so complex. I look for formulas and methods to make sure I am optimizing my prayer life.
But the truth is, it’s not complicated!!
1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us “Pray without ceasing”.
But is that possible? We can’t stay on our knees all day..or keep our eyes closed.
So let’s look at it from a different angle:
When something exciting happens, what do you do? Do you text or call someone or post it on Facebook?
If something makes you sad or angry you probably find someone to vent to.
When God is the one you tell, you are praying!
But does God really care if you can’t find a parking space or someone hurts your feelings? Isn’t God too big to deal with every little detail of each of the billions of people on the earth?
When you really care about someone could they tell you anything that would be insignificant to you?
Is there anything you wouldn’t tell your closest friend because you think it’s not important enough?
When you care about someone, what is important to them is important to you.
God created us. He cares about us so much that there isn’t anything we could say that would be insignificant to Him. When we hurt He hurts. When we are excited, He is excited.
It seems so simple, but really it’s not complicated.
Praying without ceasing is as simple as carrying on a conversation with God throughout our day. Concentrated times of directed prayer are important, but as you draw closer to Him you will find your conversation carrying on through the day. You’ll talk to Him as you drive to work and as you walk the dog. You’ll vent to Him when you encounter a frustrating person and thank Him as you soak up the sunshine on a summer afternoon. Before you know it, you’ll be talking to Him all day…praying without ceasing.
and you’ll see…it’s not complicated!
blessings and peace to you…