This is something that’s been on my mind to share for the last couple of days. 

You probably know that famous Bible verse from 1st Thessalonians:

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

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NIV

It talks about praying without ceasing. And I’m sure you’ve probably thought about that a little bit. But did you think that Jesus was actually asking us to pray all day long- 24/7?

No, He wasn’t. But his desire was for us is to keep our minds focused on him.

 Are you often focusing on him? If we can devote ourselves to keeping our minds set on Him for most of the day, then when situations come up, it’s not overwhelming. We can gain perspective about whatever we may be experiencing. 

And when I think about praying without ceasing, it is important to note that what works for me doesn’t necessarily work for other people. I pray at different times during the day. I do my devotion time and then I might pray for five minutes. Yeah, just about five minutes because unfortunately, I get distracted, thinking about other things.

But throughout the day, I pray. Some of my best prayer times are in the shower or driving in the car. Throughout the day as things come up, and come to my mind, I just pray right then and there. And I give thanks to God for all that he has done for me. 

And that’s what my prayer life is like. 

So I try and keep my mind focused on Jesus throughout the day.

I’d love to hear in the comments about your prayer life and what that verse means to you.