Praying to God Continually

From the time when I awake until I go to sleep, I am continually praying to God. This is not something that I do on my knees though. Occasionally, I will bow before the Lord, but for the most part I just keep in constant contact with God in my mind and with my spirit.

I like to call this communing with God. This is something that comes naturally when we have made a decision to “totally” surrender our lives to God’s care.

He has said that he will never leave us. If a friend was with you all of the time wouldn’t you talk to them most of the day and night?


1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

The key phrase of this scripture which I would like to emphasize is “pray continually”. Praying continually is not something that we are naturally motivated to do, but we must strive to do it. Jesus often withdrew from others to pray.

There were times when He would pray all night; He also declared that His father’s house is to be a house of prayer. Consider making a commitment to pray for 10 minutes every day.

Decide what you will be praying about and stay focused. For example, you may want to pray for your family for 10 minutes or your youth group, be specific and stay focused. Check the time before you start and go!

Prayer:
God help me to keep a conscious and sub-conscious connection with you. I really want to spend time praying for others instead of always focusing on me.

Final Thoughts: Here’s what always happens when I purpose to set time aside for prayer, I end up praying for many people. It’s like the moment takes on a life of its own through the Holy Spirits help. Suddenly the ten minutes that i dedicated to God for prayer turns into a half hour. Then when I finish, my spirit inside of me feels refreshed and renewed. There is a new joy in my heart and a beautiful presence of the Holy Spirit.

Then as I go about the rest of my day I stay continually connected with God in an effortless manner because of the presence of the Holy Spirit.