While my stories and takes on life are written for a general audience, I also enjoy writing about how we as Christians should live. Here’s another take.
Praying through your day
One of my goals is to pray throughout my day for those around me, for myself and the activities that I have planned and for the people who God brings to mind.
My desire is based on two things.
Two views of “Praying Without Ceasing”
There are two views of the verse that tells us to “pray without ceasing.”
One view is to simply walk closely with God in such a way that whatever comes out of your mouth falls into one of the categories listed in that passage – Rejoice always; Pray without ceasing; in everything, give thanks.
So everything that comes out of our mouth as Christians should be a prayer, a rejoicing, or a praise of thanksgiving.
The second view takes a more simple approach and says that we should be actively trying to do those three things including praying constantly throughout the day.
While both have a similar feel (and while I think either practice would be a great reflection of our spiritual life), I’ve found that the second view of simply praying for people as we encounter them is the more straightforward reading.
What does it look like?
While I’m not a one hundred percent practicionar of this by any means, I recently had a day where I was able to do a lot of this through God’s grace. Here’s what it looked like:
There weren’t any dramatic changes in anyone’s life that I saw and yet two things happened:
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