Without Ceasing


Rejoice at all times. Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in every circumstance, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1Thes 5:16-18).

Recently I read two different reading passages that may seem totally unrelated, so hang in there with me. The first was in a novel set in the South in which a funeral home bought a former bank building. Making the most of the location, they set up a drive through viewing area.

Okay, I’ll wait while you let that sink in.
The second reading was a devotional that said, “Prayer is more often a drive-thru event than the sit-down-at-his-feet experience it should be.”
It would seem that these drive-by examples in both cases would be more out of a obligation or, in the case of prayer, to check it off our daily list. But I think that both kinds of prayer times are important. We need time at His feet, just to totally focus on communicating with the Father. But, as we are actively involved in life, we can pray unceasingly by having an attitude of being conscious and appreciative of, and surrendering to God at all times.

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