November 25, 2020

Flourishing In Prayer

Today we are wrapping up a short week of peace before the Thanksgiving holiday.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 directs us to “Pray without ceasing”.

Ilias the Presbyter warns us of what happens when it is something other than prayer that we do without ceasing.

“If the intellect has become so closely attached to worldly thoughts through its inveterate involvement with them, how intimate would it not become with prayer if it prayed unceasingly? For, it is said, the intellect will flourish in whatever it makes its constant occupation.”

Inveterate: having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change.

What changes can you make in order to learn to pray without ceasing? What will control your thoughts and ultimately your actions - worldly things, or spiritual things?

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