“Seven Times a Day…”
We have seen that we are to pray without ceasing…
1 Thess. 5:17
Pray without ceasing
How do we pray without ceasing?
Do we not sleep?
Do we not work?
We have spoke of this in the past.
Prayer is communication and communion with God.
A true believer indwelled by the Holy Spirit should always be in communion with God. The only time we are not is when we choose to...when we choose to sin.
The Word gives us some interesting insight into how this is practically lived.
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
Give close attention to this verse...
Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
The Psalmist declared that seven times a day he would praise the Lord.
Here is another…
62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
The Psalmist declared that he would worship the Lord all day.
Does this mean that he used a structured approach?...6, 9, noon, 3, 6, 9 midnight…?
The main principle is that we are to praise, pray and worship without ceasing.
Even upon our bed in the night watches.
I believe...and know by experience…that some of the most intense and intimate times of worship that I have ever experienced have been during sleep...while the body is resting.
We see such here…
Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.
I have remembered thy name, O Lord , in the night, and have kept thy law.
Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
Pray, worship, praise without ceasing today.
Then tonight, as you prepare for the night bed, ask the Lord to join you as you sleep.
Let me know what happens.
The reading from the “So That’s Why?” Bible consists of pp. 1201-1206.
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