by Jason Romano
1 Thessalonians 5:17
“I’ll pray for you.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said those words, turned around, walked on to my next endeavor in life and completely forgotten to do what I said I would just do.
I’ve been a man of faith for 18 years now and I still sometimes struggle with prayer. And I don’t think that I’m alone.
It’s not the praying that’s hard, it’s the difficulty in not just repeating a prayer that I might have memorized, thus leading me to simply say words and not truly enter into a conversation with the living God.
And for myself, I know that sometimes I pray only when I’m asking for something specific. “God, can you heal my friend who is sick, my friend who lost his job, my friend who is struggling with depression.”
1 Thessalonians 5:17 says to pray continually and without ceasing. That means, prayer, or in this case, simply talking to and with God, is something we should look to do no matter what the circumstances in our life are.
I know its hard, but this week, look to take five minutes at some point in your day and just stop and pray. Talk to God about ANYTHING. He’s there and always listening.
And when we pray to God, I believe our soul begins to fill with joy and gratitude.
Have a great week.
Jason Romano is a speaker, author, media consultant and church leader with over 20 years of professional broadcasting experience on the regional and network level. Jason is now the host and producer of the Sports Spectrum podcast where he interviews athletes, coaches, and other personalities on the intersection of sports and faith.
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