“Pray without ceasing.” I Thessalonians 5:17. Three simple words in one verse, but yet extremely challenging for many of us. God’s word tell us to be in a continual state of prayer. But so often the distractions of life refocus us away from focusing on God and surrendering ourselves to Him each and every minute of the day. If you are like me you have encountered this during the first few days of the 100 days of prayer in staying focused due to the distractions all around us.
“As well could you expect a plant to grow without air and water as to expect your heart to grow without prayer and faith.” Charles Spurgeon
Be encouraged to stay the course and push aside the distractions or worries of the day and instead turn them over to God and spend each day focused on seeking God’s divine guidance. Colossians 4:2 reminds us to “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” Do not allow frustration to set in by hearing silence or restlessness waiting on His response, but instead stay faithful in prayer. Continue to pray for our nation, Prince William County, our future pastor, elders, CrossWay regular attendees, members, and guests, our neighbors, and our families remembering to be faithful in prayer as God’s Word promises that “…The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16b
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I Thessalonians 5:16 – 18.
- Scott Foster