New year ahead! We don’t know what the future will bring, but we do know Who does know. After 29 years of Crossroads Career ministering, we are sharing our best ever reflections and resources, as well as tools and tips, on how to pray without ceasing.
Pray and Prep
Rather than begin by setting goals and making plans, start by praying and preparing.
Who, what, when, where, and how to pray and prep?
The WHO is you in communion with God! WHAT to pray can be anything and everything, but 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 might be a great place to start building a life of prayer and preparation.
pray without ceasing
in everything give thanks
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus
WHEN and WHERE? Pray all the time everywhere without ceasing! Seem impossible? All things are “Him-possible”, spiritually speaking. Think of yourself as a fighter pilot starting every day in the briefing room before flying your mission. As you take off, remember that you remain connected by a spiritual two-way radio. At any moment, you can talk with the Commander. At the end of the day, go back to the de-briefing room for praise, thanksgiving and rejoicing.
HOW to pray? Your physical and even your mental posture is on your knees, loving the Lord completely upward. You can have your eyes open or closed. You can speak and sing with your lips or your mind. You can write or draw in a journal using the left side of each page for your prayers and the right side for God’s thoughts.
Tools and Tips
Now is the time to take action. Try each and every tool and tip below. Find the ones that help you the most. Share with family and friends, workmates and schoolmates, church and community.
- Pray 2017 with fill-in-the-blank roles and goals for you.
- How to hear and follow God’s calling
- Your hope & future exercise
- Dial 1-800-Dear-God for the journey ahead
- A hope, a prayer, a job
- Prayer warriors wanted
- Power up with praise and prayer
- Prayer Guide for Career Ministries
- CPR – Confidential Prayer Request Form
- Job Connection Prayer Network Online
Have a prayer tool or tip you can share? Email us or comment below.
You can learn more about how to pray and prep in Step 1 Upward, the first of 7 steps to find a job, career and God’s calling.