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“Pray without ceasing.” I Thessalonians 5:17 “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:24 Impossible, you say. How can we constantly be in prayer? My Devotional book this morning used these scriptures. The writer was talking about making Jesus central in our consciousness by praying continually – short prayers flowing out of the present moment. As I meditated on it, I felt the Lord gave me these thoughts – no matter what we are doing in our daily routines, we can be practising the presence of the…

“She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.” Prov. 31:13-15 The NLT version reads like this: “She finds wool and flax and busily spins it. She is like a merchant’s ship bringing her food from afar. She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.” Apparently, this lady was well-to-do and had servants to…

“When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” Isaiah 59:19b I read this quote recently: “He who walks in prayer shields his soul from the enemy.” What does it mean to walk in prayer? I know people who walk as they pray in the morning or at a prayer meeting, but I believe it means more than this. All of us need that time each day that is set apart to pray and study God’s Word. But I find myself praying many times through the day, even…