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Pray Without Ceasing

Discussion in 'Daily Devotionals' started by Bob Wille, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. Bob Wille

    Bob Wille Well-Known Member

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    Rejoice always,
    pray without ceasing,
    give thanks in all circumstances;
    for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you
    .”
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


    Pray at all times.
    When necessary, use words.
    St. Francis of Assisi

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  2. St_Worm2

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    Hi Bob, how can we pray w/o using words? Are you referring to the times when the Holy Spirit prays for us? .. e.g. Romans 8:26.

    Thanks!

    --David
    p.s. - as an aside, it may interest you to know that what St. Francis is quite famous for saying ("preach the Gospel daily, use words if necessary"), he never actually said, nor would he, as an extremely active, itinerant preacher/evangelist, have agreed with such a sentiment if he'd heard someone else say it :preach: See below:

    As Theologian Ligon Duncan once said,

    "Saying, 'preach the Gospel, use words if necessary', is like saying, 'feed the hungry, use food if necessary.'" ;)
     
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  3. Bob Wille

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    Yes, it refers to the times we cannot express our petition to God with words. That's when the Holy Spirit intercedes for us.
    Romans 8:27
     
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