Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Those who pray, understand. Those who think prayer is a meal blessing or a ‘now I lay me down to sleep,’ have not cracked the prayer door open.
To pray without ceasing is a continual conversation with Father. It’s complete surrender to what He says and does. It’s realizing that we’ve been set free from sin to walk again with power and authority. It’s knowing that we reign because He reigns.
Prayer is having your heart so moved with compassion for the lost that you cry out as if it were your own children on the road to hell. Prayer is declaring and agreeing with what the Word says. It cries out, “Kingdom come! Will of God be done!”
Prayer doesn’t stand with political parties, its stands with God who says to pray for those in authority over you. His words, not mine! Not my own will, but His.
Prayer opens me up to the neighbor who lost his job, to takes a meal, a bag of groceries to them and extends what is in my own hands. Prayer sees someone hurting and gives a hug, even when the world says not to. It’s not afraid to do what the Father says.
Prayer is a living, breathing word. It has no end because it’s continual. Amen in a prayer is not the end, it’s simply a warrior of agreement, “SO BE IT!” It’s when their very agreement attaches to faith and believes with you.
Anyone who has experienced prayer, has smelled the burnt sacrifices and heard the cries of the lost. They have felt the flames being fanned, heard the sweet Spirit of God rush up out of them and into the room. Those are the ones who will push aside everything standing in the way to be there when prayer takes place. They’re always in a state of readiness.
Father, for those who haven’t experienced Your Name and all that it contains, make Yourself known to them. Open the eyes of their understanding. Give them eyes to see, ears to hear and an obedient heart that obeys. It’s in Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.