How often should we pray?

How often should we pray?

As Christians, the question of how often one should pray comes up very often. To answer that question let's take a look at the Bible. Here in the book of 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, it reads "Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." ESV...

The Bible is very clear that we should continually pray without ceasing. Now does this mean to literally go around and constantly praying without ever taking a break to do or say anything else? Of course not! The Bible is specifically speaking to never cease or stop having a prayer life. It is talking about having a relationship with God, that you reach out to Him daily through prayers,

Think of it like this. You have a very close friend or a loved one, whom you spend time with weekly. You speak to them often on the phone; you enjoy your conversations so much that you eagerly reach out to connect with them. This is the type of prayer that the bible mentions here. A prayer life daily, that keeps you in fellowship with God. A prayer life that not only builds your relationship with him but also engages you intimately with God Himself, as you draw near to Him.

So, pray daily, pray seeking God, and pray to talk to Him! It is an important way to learn who He is and to receive your answers to your prayers! As the bible says never stop praying, it is not in how many times you pray but the sincerity of the heart-felt prayers of faith!


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