In Constant Prayer is a one of the books in The Ancient Practices series, a series of books that explores the traditional spiritual disciplines used for centuries. Authored by Robert Benson, In Constant Prayer talks about prayer and the importance of a regular communication with God to our lives as Christians.
It is important that you have an open mind and that you’re really interested in knowing how prayer could affect your life positively while reading this book in order to appreciate the message that it wants to convey. It was written in a conversational manner, with a sharing of a few personal experiences and some anecdotes here and there – and it’s easy to think that it’s just beating around the bush most of the times (especially if you’re one who just wants to look at the keywords).
Basically, this book tells us that we have to constantly commune with God through prayer many times throughout the day. At first, I disagreed with the logic of setting a fixed hour of schedule to pray because I believe that in order for prayer to be sincere, it should be spontaneous and should come from the heart – no rules, no fixed date. Then I remembered how we could send text messages or call our loved ones in phones for countless of times a day especially at the start of the relationship and I realized that if we also want to really create a close relationship with God, we should also strive to constantly seek him out many times a day until it becomes a habit and we’ll now consider it as a necessity instead of a chore.
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