- MemberAugust 29, 2020 at 21:12
Apostle Paul challenged us in 1 Thess. 1:17 that we should Pray without ceasing. Jesus also gave a caution saying “Men ought always to pray, and not faint” (Luke 18:1)… Taking it a little further, Isaiah 62:6-7 also reiterated that “give yourself no rest day and night (in prayer)……”.
YOUR VIEW: In this our ever-busy and time demanding world, how can a Christian keep up with this demand of consistent prayer? What has helped you so far? PLEASE SHARE….
- MemberAugust 30, 2020 at 16:27
This is a very interesting discussion topic, because many Christians can not simply wrap their thought around how this is possible in the hustle and bustle of this world.
So let me share my view on how I believe a Christian can pray without ceasing….
I believe Jesus will not demand this of us if there’s no provision for how we can make it happen. It’s just like “…be ye perfect even as father in heaven is perfect”. Pardon me for touching another potential topic of discussion: that is not what we discussing now.
I will start by quoting Jesus’ rebuke, and the justification He gave for His disciples at Gethsemane after he meet them sleeping when he return from prayer:
Matthew 26:40-41 KJV
“And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?  Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak”.
My interest here for now is: ..”the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak”.
Hence, I believe there has to be first a willing heart, which will birth a conscientious thought and thus the consciousness to do — once an individual can achieved this, there will be this burden in his or her heart to pray during the course of the day. I once heard from a sound and prominent teacher of the Word that, during the course of the day, an individual can pray a heartfelt prayer in 5 or 10mins staggered intervals, and not until he spends 1 or 2hrs at a stretch. By the time he/she had prayed 5 or 10mins in staggered interval of 15 or 20times in a day, it is already over 2hrs of intense heartfelt prayer that scripture describes as “effectual fervent prayer”.
Another way I believe a Christian can pray without ceasing as well is by praying perpetually in the spirit, i.e speaking in tongue as the Holy Spirit gives the individual utterance during the course of the day, in staggered intervals or once the burden comes flooding upon the individual. A little 5mins or 10mins stretch, time-out, or tea-break from work is quite enough to make heart-felt prayer at regular intervals.
This is my humbly part-view from the greater provision God has made available for man to achieve this feat — to pray without ceasing… May God help us all in Jesus name.
- MemberSeptember 3, 2020 at 22:46
HAVE A PERSONAL PRAYER PLAN
The Lord called us to pray because He wants to answer. It’s therefore important that one should have A PLAN FOR PRAYER. If one do not create and as well have a plan for prayer, it’s most unlikely to pray.
There are lots of activities that could occupy one’s time and prevent one from praying but it’s got to make deliberate efforts to have a prayer culture and discipline.
One can set an alarm system for reminders but should never be too busy to Pray.
I rest my case!
- MemberSeptember 4, 2020 at 20:00
I once heard a preacher say: “Prayer is a transaction in the realm of the Spirit”.
For every tangible transaction, there has to be an exchange of currency, words, thoughts, etc. This tells us that tangible prayer involves tangible transactions in the realms of the Spirit, that is to say, that we have to give our all (Currency, words, thoughts, ideas, etc) so as to be able to receive (giving our troubles to receive solutions).
- MemberSeptember 16, 2020 at 07:15
Wee said Richard!
- MemberSeptember 6, 2020 at 22:22
I believe that it is possible to pray every minute, without ceasing, even in our very busy schedule! How? “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit” Gal 5:25. We can get to this point where our talking, walking, playing, etc are done in the spirit. Where we’re sober and we always have our minds resting on him “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You” Isaiah 26:3. Here, we ooze prayer like breath. We pray on the bus, while at work, etc. We don’t “get into” communication with God, we are constantly in communication with God. We do every other thing in the consciousness of His presence.
- MemberSeptember 15, 2020 at 04:16
Prayer is a heart to heart communion with God. As a person, atimes, I place a prayer point in my heart throughout the day or place a verse of the scripture I meditate on, sometimes I use to discover worship songs being played in my heart involountrily. To me as a brother said, being in the spirit is the key
- MemberSeptember 16, 2020 at 07:16
Well said Sir. Thanks for sharing!
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