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I feel alone wondering if I should pray all day, everyday

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Maybe we should plead for daily prayers...please, please, please

Please, please, please….help me understand how much is too much and how little is too little.

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By jeff noel

Internet's only five-a-day blogger, leaving a trail for our son. This is about putting the spirit of Love at the center of your life. It may be God, Allah, Mohammed, Buddha, Yahweh, etc. For me, it's Jesus.

4 replies on “I feel alone wondering if I should pray all day, everyday”

Jeff,

The short answer comes from 1 Thessalonians 5:17, that simply says, “Pray without ceasing.” But within the context of the passage, it doesn’t give the image of someone on his or her knees 24/7. Instead, that little verse is sandwiched within two other verses that paints the picture of a spirit of thanksgiving and an ongoing relationship with God. It states, “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, KJV).

The bottom line is that God, our Father, wants to communicate with his children. Does it have to be deep, intense prayer all the time? No, it can be just praising Him for things as you walk through life – a mindset of thanks.

I am reminded of an old, back-woods gentleman in my church when I was little. I loved to hear him pray, even though there were some people who thought he was “improper” for church (who has the problem then, right?). His prayers seemed like a continuation of an ongoing conversation. Mr. Walt would start out, “It’s me again, Daddy. Remember we were talking about…”

Bob

I liked Bob comments a lot. I fell asleep last night asking “please please please” — my teenage son got hurt on the fitness machine in gym class and couldn’t sleep for the pulled muscles in his chest. After administering pain relief medicine, we tried cold packs and warm heating pad, but he still couldn’t get comfortable. Though my faith didn’t seem very huge, I just prayed for the Lord to give him comfort and rest and relief.

Today I can say “thank you thank you thank you” — Joe finally fell asleep.

Natalie, thanks for added yet another great, and different, angle.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Love it!
Glad Joe finally fell asleep.

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