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Thinking of Prayer as Jesus Taught

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"Pray without ceasing . . ." (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

Our thinking about prayer, whether right or wrong, is based on our own mental conception of it. The correct concept is to think of prayer as the breath in our lungs and the blood from our hearts. Our blood flows and our breathing continues “without ceasing”; we are not even conscious of it, but it never stops. . . Prayer is not an exercise, it is the life of the saint. . . Do we have through the Spirit of God that inexpressible certainty that Jesus had about prayer, or do we think of the times when it seemed that God did not answer our prayer? Jesus said, “. . . everyone who asks receives . . .” (Matthew 7:8). Yet we say, “But . . . , but . . . .” God answers prayer in the best way—not just sometimes, but every time. . . Do we expect God to answer prayer? (read more) (purchase)

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