Constant prayer

Paul admonished the Thessalonians: "Pray without ceasing." I Thess. 5:17. But how can we do this? In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy tells us, "Self-forgetfulness, purity, and affection are constant prayers." Science and Health, p. 15. These three powerful qualities are vital to making our daily living harmonious and the world around us a better place.

Constant prayer is ceaseless prayer. But someone might ask, How can I pray constantly when I have business responsibilities, a full-time job or a house to keep, a family to raise—so many commitments? Praying is really living our understanding of God. Prayer is more than declaring the truth we know or seek; it is the manner of our daily living. Mrs. Eddy states: "Thoughts unspoken are not unknown to the divine Mind. Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds." Ibid., p. 1.

"Lord, teach us to pray"
August 20, 1984

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