Quiet Time with Jesus – Pray Continually

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Paul wrote: 

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
— 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

As I was praying this morning, the verse – PRAY CONTINUALLY - 'jumped out' at me!

Some years ago, I started putting this verse into practice. I began to remind myself continually that GOD IS LISTENING. Now, if He is listening, then why don't I share all my thoughts with Him? After all, He is able to look into my heart...   

I have been ‘discussing’ everything with Him and it’s really awesome! He is my devoted Friend. He is faithful. And He is kind. Sometimes, His presence is so real that all I could do is praise Him and thank Him for His great mercy and love. 

One day in August last year, when I was preparing a text message to send to my daughter - asking her to buy some bottles of fish essence - before I could send the message, the doorbell rang. Standing at our doorstep was my husband’s cousin and she was holding a bag. Inside the bag were 12 bottles of fish essence! This is more than what I could ask or imagine! Truly, our Father knows what we need. My eyes simply 'popped out' when I looked into the bag; My heart simply pounded with joy and I gasped, "Praise the Lord!" Indeed, what a good good Father we have in heaven! Amen!


You dance over me; while I am unaware;

You sing all around; but I never hear the sound;

Lord I’m amazed by You; Lord I’m amazed by You;

Lord I’m amazed by You; And how You love me;

You paint the morning sky; With miracles in mind;

My hope will always stand; For You hold me in Your hand;

Lord I’m amazed by You; Lord I'm amazed by You;

Lord I'm amazed by You; And how You love me;

How deep, how wide, how great is Your love for me…

My Prayer

I pray that You continue to look into my heart;

From Your commands I choose not to depart;

Father, I invite Your partnership in everything I do;

Your righteousness and peace I earnestly pursue;

Father, I thank You for adopting me;

More and more like You, I want to be!

In Jesus' wonderful name I pray!


Lam Yee Ling