Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Praying Without Ceasing

Pictures are of my sisters in Seattle (up in the Space Needle), when we flew down there to see Millie shortly after the massive aneurysm. Back then, she had so many connections. Now she only has a food connection! Everyday, we pray for her and she improves. Keep on praying.

Here are some of my thoughts which grew out of "A 31-Day Guide to Prayer" study book written by Andrew Murray.

Pray like I breath,
Pray like I eat,
---without ceasing.

When I rest - I still breathe.
When I run - I breathe even harder.
If I don't breathe -
I will fall down.
Resting or running I must breathe,
...without completely ceasing.

If I stop eating - I will lose strength. If I never eat - my body changes and will be malnourished, even sick. If food is totally gone, I will die. I must eat without completely ceasing.

On the other hand, if I hyperventilate or if I overeat --- new problems will appear.

Pray without ceasing - but go into your closet.

Praying without ceasing ----to God alone.

"Pray without ceasing. Who can do this? How can one do it who is surrounded by the cares of daily life? How can a mother love her child without ceasing? How can the eyelid without ceasing hold itself ready to protect the eye? How can I breathe and feel and hear without ceasing? Because all these are the functions of a healthy, natural life. And so, if the spiritual life be healthy, under the full power of the Holy Spirit, praying without ceasing will be natural." Andrew Murray.

3 comments:

MammyT said...

This is good, Connie! Thank you for being an encouragement to me.
Love,
Nancy

Jettie said...

OHH I love this post!! you know it is so true!! In everything we doit should be with prayer!! Have a wonderful day Connie you always lift me up!!

Connie Marie said...

Nancy and Jettie, thanks! I am glad we are friends.