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Pray Without Ceasing

God so loved us such that He gave His only Son Jesus so that we might be saved. Knowing this, how should we pray? He will answer if we ask and our prayers do make a difference. We should ask God with fervency what His will is for our lives.

“Then Jacob asked him, ‘Please tell me your name.’ But he said, ‘Why is it that you ask my name?’ And there he blessed him. So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, ‘For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.’”

(Genesis 32:29-30)

We do not need to see God face to face to know what His will is. By obeying His Word, we will know God and we will know what He desires for us. His will is for us to love Him more than anything in this world and to love others as much as we love ourselves.

Pray always with a fervent heart, asking God for wisdom and strength. He will encourage the weak and provide an escape to those seeking Him with all their might. He will reveal Himself through miracles and wonders. His compassion will not abate from those who believe.

Glory to God in the highest, for He is good. Declare His name on high. Give honor to Him who gives life. Bless His holy countenance. Worship Him always. Pour your heart to Him who listens, for He is our God. Pray without ceasing.


Jack Flacco is an author and the founder of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading the Word of God through outreach programs, literature and preaching.

15 thoughts on “Pray Without Ceasing

  1. Praying without ceasing is the goal, towards which we aim, although we can not achieve it all the time…

  2. One huge difference between us and non believers is that we put God before us in all of our decisions. The way of life for Christians is to always pray and seek Him fervently to understand His will for our lives and thus live our lives to the fullest.

    1. Yes, that’s how I started my walk with Christ 7+ years ago: ‘I have set the Lord always before me.’
      Parallels Jesus’s, ‘Follow thou me,’ and John’s, ‘Walk in the light.’ Indeed, ‘Pray without ceasing!’

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