Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (I Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Pray without ceasing does not meant to always talk and get on your knees an pray. It means don’t give up on the power of prayer. Don’t be come discouraged by life, trials, disappointments, and pain, that you do not pray.
Don’t Stop Praying!!!
Practice getting in to the presence of God; cultivating prayer – communication with God. Pray frequently and constantly. Nothing is too big or small to pray about. Pray because of the following reasons:
- It will make you a bigger person on the inside and maybe your circumstances better.
- It helps you to develop a habit of rejoicing, praising God and giving thanks unto God.
- It helps you not to complain and murmur.
Prayer Sandwich = Rejoice Always in the Lord + Pray without Ceasing + Give Thanks
Prayer releases the power of God to accomplish God’s purpose on earth, not yours. God’s purpose for your life is good and best. Prayer is never wasted even though your request is not answered with a “Yes”.
God wants you to pray and rejoice in the midst of trials and tribulations. Praise and thanksgiving keeps me going while you are waiting for God to answer my prayers according to His will that is best or you and fits into God’s divine purpose for your life. He is not going to give you what looks good, but what is good and best for you.
Prayer is a process – you pray and wait, but rejoice and give thanks during the waiting period. You need patience and to surrender to God’s will.
Prayer is never wasted, but an investment in the fulfillment of your destiny.
DON’T GIVE UP ON PRAYER!!!
Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God. She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which is a teaching and evangelist ministry whose vision is to encourage and inspire people to accept and commit their lives to Jesus Christ so their lives will be transformed into righteousness, and they will experience unceasing love, joy, and peace.
She has produced ministry resources that can help you grow in your spiritual walk with Jesus Christ. Go to www.womendestinedforgreatness.wordpress.com/ministry-resources/
She has also designed a powerful message packed Bookmarker – “Who Am I” to help you discover who you are in Jesus Christ – www.womendestinedforgeatness.wordpress.com/who-am-i-bookmarker/