Prayer can be joyful, fruitful and fulfilling. Waiting on God should be a lifelong pursuit. I am not talking about presenting our needs to God or even doing spiritual warfare. I am talking about adopting an ever praying attitude that doesn’t go one hour without communing with God. Smith Wigglesworth the great Apostle from England famously said, “I don’t go one hour without prayer nor do I pray for more than 30 minutes at a time.” This is a prayer lifestyle that permeates every part of your life. This is praying all the time.
God is with you everywhere you go. So talking to Him any time should be easy. Ignoring someone who is always with you is pretty hard. It’s not like you have to wait till you get to His house. He is there with you right now. It’s also not like you have to ask for something all the time. Let your prayer life be turned on all the time so you can talk to God and commune with him everywhere you are. On the road, in the gym, in the car or on the plane, you can pray all the time. You don’t have to be loud and wordy. You can be calm, quiet and collected on the outside while you are engaging God on the inside. Talk to God about your work as you work. Talk to Him through your golf game, while you are jogging and as you prune your garden. Pray through your day by talking to God about the things you are going through for the day.
SCRIPTURE READING: 1 THESSALONIANS 5:15-22
See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesying. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Dear God, you are a great joy and glory of my life. May I live each day to glorify your name and serve you. Grant me grace to pray all the time. May I never forget that you are with me all the way through it all. Your word dwells in me and your Spirit lives in me. So may each moment of every day be in communion with you. In Jesus’ Name. Amen