The Constancy of Prayer – The Apostle Paul’s Example and Teaching

– ‘Without ceasing’ I mention you always in my prayers. (Rom. 1:9-10)
– I give thanks to my God ‘always’ for you (1 Corinthians 1:4)
– I ‘do not cease’ to give thanks for you. (Ephesians 1:16)
– Praying ‘at all times’ in the Spirit. (Ephesians 6:18)
– We ‘have not ceased’ to pray for you. (Colossians 1:9)
– ‘Continue steadfastly’ in prayer. (Colossians 4:2)
– ‘Always’ struggling on your behalf in his prayers. (Colossians 4:12)
– ‘Constantly’ mentioning you in our prayers. (1 Thessalonians 1:2)
– We also thank God ‘constantly’ for this. (1 Thessalonians 2:13)
– As we pray most earnestly ‘night and day.’ (1 Thessalonians 3:10)
– We ‘always’ pray for you. (2 Thessalonians 1:11)
– I remember you ‘constantly’ in my prayers ‘night and day.” (2 Tim. 1:3)

Paul’s instructions for young churches is exactly the same

– Be ‘constant’ in prayer. (Romans 12:12)
– Pray ‘without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

“A praying life isn’t simply a morning prayer time; it is about slipping into prayer at odd hours of the day, not because we are disciplined but because we are in touch with our own poverty of spirit, realizing that we can’t even walk through a mall or our neighborhood without the help of the Spirit of Jesus.”
(quote taken from page 68 of “A Praying Life” by Paul Miller)

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