Don't Worry! Keep Praying!

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Don't Worry! Keep Praying!
Fri, 01-09-2004 - 4:56pm
Be happy in your faith at all times. Never stop praying. ~1Thessalonians 5:16-17~

My Child,

>When I ask you to be happy all the time and never stop praying, does that seem a little unreasonable? Wouldn't a person have to have a lobotomy before she could go around all day, every day, with a big smile on her face and a prayer mantra streaming from her lips? That's not what I'm talking about.

I know there will be happy times and sad times in your life, but there is a way to find happiness even in the midst of sadness. It comes from trusting that a loving God is in control.

And what about unceading prayer? I'm not talking about praying aloud. Silent prayer can be as constant and natural as breathing. Silently pray for the people and events all around you. Silently pray for the needs my Spirit puts on your heart.

Be happy and keep praying

>God

Anne