The Christian form of unceasing prayer may have been preceded by the Psalmist David who wrote, “I have set the Lord always before me” (Ps. 16:8). The Apostle Paul encouraged believers in Thessalonica to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17). Never has this method of prayer been more appropriate than in our fast-lane lifestyles. Need a model? In church history, the Celtic people believed that God was with them every moment of the day, so they used short prayers to communicate with God as they performed their chores. Celtic writer, Ester de Waal, explained, “They were the prayers of a people who were so busy from dawn to dusk, from dark to dark, that they had little time for long, formal prayers. Instead throughout the day they did whatever had to be done carefully, giving it their full attention, yet at the same time making it the occasion for prayer.” Next time you are too busy to stop for prayer, try this method.
Join me in praying for the following global prayer concerns:
• Pray for Cindy and the THESSALONIKI TEAM as they minister in Greece.
• Pray for Glenn and the Nepal Christian Children’s Education Fellowship Silver Jubilee Celebration/Training in Kathmandu.
• Pray for those who work among the Extremadura (Spain) where less than 1% of the population is considered to be evangelical Christian.
• Pray for Patricia and others who are involved in Scripture translation in Cameroon, West Africa.
• Pray for those who serve in and those who are based in Prague, Czech Republic.