Praying in All Aspects of Life – Sermon 5

Praying in All Aspects of Life

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 Rejoice evermore.

17 Pray without ceasing.

18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

What do we learn from the context?

1 Thessalonians 5:12-21

Context of the Text

  • Appreciate and respect your leaders. (12-13)
  • Be respectful to one another too. (13)
  • Encourage the ones who need it, and be patient with them. (14)
  • Don’t seek revenge—always do good toward others. (15)
  • Always be joyful (16), prayerful (17), and thankful—no matter what the circumstance. (18)
  • Be open to the working of the Holy Spirit in your life. (19)
  • Be careful that it is the Spirit at work. (20)
  • Stay away from everything that is evil. (21)

What kind of prayer am I to pray?

1 Thessalonians 5:17

Types of Prayer

  • Thanksgiving
  • Praise and Adoration
  • Supplication
  • Intercession
  • We pray to God, in the name of Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Where am I to pray? How am I to pray?

‘without ceasing’

  • This is NOT referring to ‘uninterrupted prayer,’ but the idea of ‘constantly recurring prayer’—kind of like an incessant cough.

‘in everything’

  • God wants the lessons taught during those difficult circumstances to be made effectual in us by His power.




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