"Prayer"Stuart Jones A big part of our everyday lives is communicating with others. Whether it is with our spouse, our kids, a coworker or a complete stranger, communication is important. An even more important thing is communication with God through prayer. In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT), Paul encourages us to “never stop praying.” Paul is not referring to non-stop talking, but rather a habit of being with God always and making our whole life a prayer. Every waking moment is to be lived in an awareness that God is with us and He is actively involved and engaged in our thoughts and actions. As we go through the day, prayer should be our first response to every situation, good or bad, and every anxious thought. This way of thinking about prayer will make it one of the favorite things in our lives.