The Pray Without Ceasing Life

The Pray Without Ceasing Life

Welcome to my cozy new home on the web! I am beyond excited to begin this new journey called the "pray without ceasing life." I never dreamed a three-word Bible verse could change my life, but that's exactly what happened.
In Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians, he closes with a burst of instructions on how to live the God life well. Tucked in between rejoicing and giving thanks is a small but challenging phrase: "Pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV).
That verse has haunted me for decades. What does it mean? Is it even possible to pray constantly?As I meditated on the verse, I sensed the Lord breathing a working definition into my soul.
To pray without ceasing is to acknowledge God's constant presence in my life by maintaining a running conversation with Him throughout the day. As I share with God what I see, He allows me to peer through His lens and to experience life more deeply than I'd experience on my own. The pray without ceasing life is a life filled with divine appointments to be His hands, His feet and His heart. It's a life connected to the One who knows me best. It's a life filled with the glory of God.
Does that sound like something you want? Me too, friend, me too.
God is training me in this remarkable way of doing life. Slowly but surely, He is helping me eliminate distractions and tune in to Him. And, oh, how my eyes have been opened! I'm becoming a noticer. A noticer of needs. A noticer of beauty. A noticer of God's fingerprints on my life.
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Pray as you live

In these posts, I'll share personal stories and practical tips on how to tt
I invite you to join me on this prayerful adventure. Come visit me here as I chronicle my journey and share practical tips on how to pray as you live and live as you pray. If you like what you read, sign up to receive my posts in your in-box.
Will you pray with me as I dedicate this site to Him?
Lord, thank you for not just loving us but liking us. Sometimes, it's hard to believe You, the God of Everything, enjoy our company. You long for intimacy with us even though we're rebellious, rowdy and regularly distracted. Give us prayerful hearts, Lord. Pray without ceasing hearts. Hearts that run to You for help. Hearts that bubble over with gratitude. Hearts that see the world through Your eyes. In Jesus' Name I pray, AMEN

12 thoughts on “The Pray Without Ceasing Life

  1. Rachel Olsen October 10, 2015 at 11:35 am

    CONGRATS on the launch of your new site!

    • leebirdmerrill October 10, 2015 at 11:39 am

      Thank you, Rachel! Thanks for talking me off the ledge! 🙂

  2. Susan October 10, 2015 at 11:48 am

    So excited to watch the Lord working through you, sweet friend! Love this!! Hugs!

    • leebirdmerrill October 10, 2015 at 11:50 am

      Thanks, my friend! Excited!

  3. Limda Jackson October 10, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Congratulations Leebird. It is exciting to obsrrve your journey and what He has in store for you as you pray without ceasing, be obedient, and be the niticer that you have become. Muvh love!

    • leebirdmerrill October 10, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks so much, Linda. You are such a sweet encouragement to me.

  4. rose Edmonds October 10, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I just love watching what God is doing in your life <3 I am so glad to that the Lord has put you in my life.

    • leebirdmerrill October 10, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks, friend! New bible study starting soon! A Woman’s Heart God’s Dwelling Place.

  5. Cindi October 10, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I love how your words and insight draw me closer to God! I receive a needed breath of fresh air each time I read your posts! Thank you!!

    • leebirdmerrill October 10, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      Cindi, thank you for your kind words. It blesses me to encourage you! 🙂

  6. nene October 13, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Thanks u for this pray and for the word it was thesame as our preaching in church last Sunday. I pray that the Lord our God see us through life and we should always keep it in mind to pray without ceasing .Thank you

    • leebirdmerrill October 19, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      Nene, I apologize for not responding sooner! I love it when God teaches me the same lesson from different places. He does that to me all the time because I need extra reminders most of the time! 🙂

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