Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Jesus Christ for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
If we stop praying, are we speaking or thinking about something else. In a relationship, if we stop speaking to our mate, it causes friction and creates distance between the two. Due to the lack of communication in that relationship, we tend to think of ways or all the possible outcomes that may come of it. We assume what the other may or may not expect us to do or say. In the same regard, when we cease our communication of prayer to the Father, we assume as well. Our expectation becomes cloudy with all situations that are taking precedence in our lives. Sometimes, we do pray but not on a consistent basis. When we do not get a response we become frustrated or impatient, which is very common. This does not constitute as prayer not being heard. It just means that our Father who art in heaven, is preparing the way for us. He is using the spiritual realm, which are the angels of the Lord, to clear the runway for us. Diligence, perseverance, consistency and determination will allow for our fervent prayer to be heard and our lives will prove to be transitional. Today, I challenge you to leave the prayer line of communication open and deny any distraction of call waiting or interception. Prayer is not option because it is a necessity.