Pray without ceasing. That’s a tall order! Do you think it means we have to be on our knees with our heads bowed and hands held together? I don’t think so. I think it means to have our focus on our Help and our Strength. I’ve heard them called “popcorn prayers.” In other words, it’s just a little talk with God at various times during the day. Sorta like calling your husband just to say “Hi!” It’s not a long conversation, but just a reminder to him that you are thinking about him.
It’s always good to pray before you start a task that you know is going to be difficult. God is always listening. Many of us probably fire off those prayers regularly. But what about those “Thanks!” prayers? Here’s what the Word says:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (NIV)
Well, that just about says it all. In every situation! By prayer and petition! With thanks! Ask of God what you think you need and don’t forget to thank Him…even if you don’t get the answer you thought it should be. He knows what’s best. Really! Gwen~