“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, ESV)
Prayer aligns our souls. It gives our minds an anchor. It roots us to the ground of God’s presence.
The command to pray is not given to prove our spirituality. It’s not meant to test our devotion. God calls us to pray because He loves us. We are His passion. In His hands, He holds all that we need to walk through this life. Prayer simply says, “I believe it; and I receive it!”
Prayer is a gift so that we might always have a place of healing—a place of restoration. In it, God has a place to touch our souls, and remove every “flaming arrow” of the evil one.
There is a call from heaven going out right now to pray. Of course, that might always be the case, but I believe in this moment, for those who are meant to hear, God says, “I want to restore your believing level back to your first love. Pray. Seek my face, and I will meet you there.”
So, let’s do as the Apostle instructed. Let’s set an atmosphere of unceasing prayerful engagement with the presence of God. Give Him access, and He will anchor you on holy ground.