Never Stop Praying

The phrase “Never Stop Praying” is a popular motto among the believers of Jesus. We usually see it on bumper stickers or cafe walls from time to time. We see it printed on shirts and posted on Facebook as a cover photo. The idea of non-stop praying is nothing new. It has been said by Paul in a different way when he encouraged the church in Thessalonica to “pray without ceasing.”
 
Prayer is not only about asking God to bless us and protect us. Prayer is simply a manifestation of a relationship, a connection. When our hearts try to talk to God about anything, it is prayer. When we express our gratitude to Him, it is prayer. 
 
Brother Lawrence, a 17th-century Carmelite monk,  is remembered for the intimacy he expressed concerning his relationship to God as recorded in a book compiled after his death, The Practice of the Presence of God. Despite his lowly position, the wisdom he possessed was respected by many. He encouraged many to keep conversing with God no matter how small the task is and no matter how dull some moments are. 
 
To “never stop praying” is to practice the presence of God. It is to live consciously that God is in us and with us all the time, every moment of the day. When He said that we will be with Him for eternity, He did not mean that eternity will start when we die. 
 
Never stop praying! Let us keep declaring that things will happen on earth as it is in heaven. 
 
 

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