How many times have you prayed today? For many of us a prayer usually happens at meal time or when something bad is happening, and that’s it. There is nothing wrong with praying in those times but what about all the other times?
Shouldn’t we pray when things are going well and when there isn’t food siting in front of us? In 1 Thessalonians 5 Paul gives us 3 things we are to do at all times. In verse 16-18 he says, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice. Hopefully you now have that song stuck in your head now because our lives are to be filled with praising God. How do we do this? Through prayer. Praying at all times is a necessity for the Christian. It is our connection to the Father from where we gain our strength and receive His blessings. If we are not praying at all times then how can we expect to resist the temptations of the Devil? Prayer must be one of your attributes if you want to be a follower of Christ.
The last thing Paul says is to give thanks in all circumstances. Again this is done through prayer. Our prayers should be offering praise and thanksgiving at all times to the One who has called us His children. Prayer isn’t just for meal times and sick times. Prayer is for all times. “One week without prayer makes one weak.” So how many times have you
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