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Pray without ceasing

Man reading Psalms at the Western Wall. Jerusa...

I am  sure that you have heard this catchy phrase used before – but what does it truly mean to Pray without ceasing? Does it mean that we have to be on our knees 24/7?

Does it mean to constantly, throughout your day, bow our heads, close our eyes or be in verbal conversation with God?

What did the apostle Paul have in mind when he penned these words – “Pray without ceasing?”

Pray without ceasing means that Christians are to pray continually. We can’t bow our
heads, close our eyes, and fold our hands without ceasing, but those are
customs of prayer, not prayer itself. Prayer is communication with God,
and we can live each minute of the day in a constant, flowing, conversation with

There is significant, important value in a time where we shut out all other distractions and focus on God in a time of “closet”
prayer (Matthew 6:6). But there is also room – and great value – in every-moment-of-the-day fellowship with God

Further Reading

Psalm 141:2; Exodus 30:1; Exodus 30:6-8; Hebrews 7:25; Revelation 8:4; 1 Peter 2:5; 1 Thessalonians 5:17

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