The Bible says we are to pray without ceasing.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 English Standard Version (ESV)

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (via

Sounds difficult, right?

It actually is far easier than you think. 


As you already know, Christians are called to pray. It’s for our own benefit, because God obviously knows what we are going to pray before we pray. 

The question becomes, “How do I do that?”


 Pray Without Ceasing:


Pray for family and close friends.

Pray for your coworkers.

Pray for those who are unsaved.

Pray for those who serve our country: Armed Forces personnel, police, firefighters, EMTs, doctors, nurses, other medical personnel, teachers, and politicians.

Pray for your church: pastors, leaders, the entire congregation, and special cases you know.

Pray for our country.

Pray for those combatting drug/alcohol addiction, terminal illnesses, or extended recovery from illness. 

Pray for those along your routes to work or school.

Pray Without Ceasing

Pray for enlightenment for what you should do to be Christ’s hands and feet. 

Pray in thanksgiving for the blessings you have: family, friends, health, freedom, salvation, food, water, opportunities, safety, job, income, etc.

Pray for your enemies, those who’ve hurt you.

Pray for troubles you encounter during the day.


Other Advice:


The same as any skill, the more you do it, the easier it becomes to continue doing it.

It also becomes easier to add more detail into the prayers. 

Remember, though, that we can pray anytime, anywhere, even in the middle of a conversation, our work day, or while cleaning the house!

It’s not necessary to sit, with hands folded, and eyes closed.

When you open your mind to the possibilities, they become endless.

Let me know your suggestions and experiences with praying this way. I’d love to hear them! 


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(Here are some other suggestions for praying without ceasing!)

(Did you miss Dani’s post on Bible journaling? Here it is!)



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