When Shall We Pray?

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Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.”

— Corrie Ten Boom (15 April 1892 – 15 April 1983, Dutch watchmaker and Christian who, along with her father and other family members, helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II).

Berean Call

Author: carljohnsonsite

Happily married Born again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.

6 thoughts on “When Shall We Pray?”

  1. Thank you for this reminder. Could you also speak to the idea of praying without ceasing? Do you have ideas of how we can practically interact with and include God throughout our whole day?

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    1. Concerning your question about “pray without ceasing” (I Thess. 5:17), the Moody Bible Commentary says “To pray without ceasing has the idea of prayer – not as an uninterrupted vigil but “constantly recurring” as well as with faithful consistency. “”In the Christian life the act of prayer is intermittent but the spirit of prayer should be incessant.”” (Heibert, Thessalonians Epistles). Matthew Henry (1700) says the following: “The meaning is not that men should do nothing but pray, but that nothing else we do should hinder prayer in its proper season. Prayer will help forward and not hinder all other lawful business, and every good work.” Regarding a practical idea on how to interact with God throughout the whole day, try this. After your quite time in the morning or before you rush out to start your day, have a scripture or scripture portion in your mind that you will meditate on through out the day when your mind is not engaged in other business. That way your free mental time is spent rolling around the scripture mentally and during these times you can pray fully ask God the Father to open your understanding so you can grasp all that the scripture means or has for you personally. This way your mind is not wandering around on vain imaginations or the empty words of the world. Hope this helps. Love, Pop

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      1. Thank you. That is helpful. I will keep that in mind as I try to meditate throughout the day. Thanks for all your work on this!

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      2. My pleasure. It was educational for me also. When you have time read Paul’s letters to Timothy and see what he tells him to avoid concerning “words”. May God richly bless your work and relationships. Pop

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