paul says in 1 Thessalonians 5 to "rejoice always and pray without ceasing,"
what does this look like? Does this mean that everything I say or do is done with an attitude of prayer? That I constantly push my own selfish desires away and surrender to God's will?
yes. oh yes. this is what it means indeed.
so that's my resolve. from this moment forward I will strive to pray continually, always living in an attitude of prayer. Of course it is important to take time to seek solitude and pray, and to pray with others, but this is going to be a hard thing. Prayer is what moves God. We can sing spirtual songs, read the word of God and we are not a threat to the enemy. We become empowered and full of the Spirit when we submit ourselves to God in prayer. Prayer is powerful. I wrote in a journal this summer, Intentional, selfless prayer is what unites a ministry. That is what I am going to present to Mitchell. Yes, we pray before service, that is crucial and so important. But what a blessing, what an opportunity to pray outside of that, coming together during the week as a ministry team! Ah! that is so my prayer, that we would be in prayer together. intentional, selfless prayer, its what moves God. amen.