Redefining Prayer

by Max Lucado

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.�
Colossians 4:2 (NKJV)

Early Christians were urged to

-         “pray without ceasing� (1 Thessalonians 5:17 NASB);
-         “always be prayerful� (Romans 12:12 NLT);
-         “pray at all times and on every occasion� (Ephesians 6:18 NLT).
Sound burdensome?  Are you wondering, My business needs attention, my children need dinner, my bills need paying.  How can I stay in a place of prayer?
Do this.  Change your definition of prayer.  Think of prayer less as an activity for God and more as an awareness of God.  Seek to live in uninterrupted awareness.  Acknowledge his presence everywhere you go.  As you stand in line to register your car, think, Thank you, Lord for being here.  In the grocery as you shop, Your presence, my King, I welcome.  As you wash the dishes, worship your Maker.

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Max Lucado
From: Come Thirsty
Copyright (W Publishing Group, 2004)

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