Stay in Touch
1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 (NIV®)
Pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
What does it mean to pray continually? Are we supposed to spend the day with our eyes closed? I’ve come to understand it as inviting God into the breadth of my life. I don’t want to relegate Him to a few minutes on the weekend or a special location where I sit for a while. When I wake up in the morning, I say, “Lord, thanks for the day. I’m grateful to have another one.” On the way to the office, I’ll tell Him, “Lord, I need Your help today.” When I review my appointments for the day, sometimes I’ll say, “God, please get there early for this one.” Let’s make it a habit to keep in touch with the Lord and invite Him into the activities of our days.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the privilege of having a personal relationship with You. Thank You that You care for me and want to be involved in my life, and that none of my concerns is too insignificant for You. Help me to cultivate a continual communication with You. I invite You into this day. In Jesus’ name, amen.