Pastor Patrick continued our series on prayer by sharing about the best way to pray…just pray. Pauls says in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” But what does it mean to “pray continually?”
He shared some roadblocks we often face when trying to get into a habit of praying, and then talked about ways to create a rhythm of prayer in our lives. Patrick discussed how praying looks different for each person based on their life and even personalities.
Not everyone has to pray the same way or time of day or with the same words. We can pray through Scripture or by using simple sentence prayers. In the morning or evening or during the little pockets of time in our day, we can pray. And we don’t have to use big words or have everything in our life put together before we can begin praying. God wants us to come to Him in prayer at any moment. If we don’t have the words, it’s ok to sit and listen to Him and let the Holy Spirit speak on our behalf. Praying doesn’t have to be grand or fully thought through. It’s an expression of who we are, a conversation with God. We can talk to him as if we are talking to a friend standing in front of us.
Ultimately, prayer is for everyone…we just have to start.