Praying without ceasing

I had another post scheduled for today, but I chose to put it on hold. Last night I received some bad news about a dear friend who went to the ER. He is in critical condition.

The Scripture “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), always stumps me until I’m faced with situations like this. On normal days, I cannot fathom praying continually without stopping. When bad news hits, all of a sudden it seems like a reasonable request. I found my thoughts with him all last night. Even after going to bed, I woke up almost every hour and every time offered up a quick prayer. I dreamed about him and the situation.

Prayer is a form of worship. So this morning, my worship is my plea for healing, strength, and His miracles.

Thanks for letting me share, and if you feel inclined, please say a prayer for Daniel.

3 Replies to “Praying without ceasing”

  1. It’s so true. Today actually I was rocked with some rather unsettling information about a friend. It completely changed my perception of some recent events and really started eating away at me. When stuff like this happens, I have to start praying just to get through it alive. I can’t stop. I wonder what it would be like to have that attitude during the good times.

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