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The Posture for A Lifetime of Prayer


How do we obey the command to “Pray without ceasing?” (1 Thess. 5:17)

Examining the commands that come before and after will move us closer to the answer. Paul says, “Rejoice always” in verse 16 and “give thanks in all circumstances” in verse 18. Even so, if you’re like me, the absolutes of these commands can make them seem daunting, if not impossible.

Friends, our Savior is not trying to frustrate us. Instead, He longs to give us fullness of life and joy in His presence (John 10:10; 15:11). As you prepare for Sunday, re-read these commands in 1 Thess. 5:16-18, asking the Lord for a willing heart to understand and apply His Word.

Let’s come on Sunday with great anticipation for what the Lord will do amongst us. 

See you soon,

Pastor Eric


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