"pray without ceasing;"
1 Thessalonians 5:17
The Greeks used the words “without ceasing” to describe something that is persistent. Such as a hacking cough, or repeated military attacks. To "pray without ceasing" is to be persistent in our communication with God. He wants to have a conversation with us throughout the day. "Continued prayer is a state of steady communion with God. We do not allow great gaps to intervene between episodes of prayers. He takes interest in the small areas of our lives. We do not brush off our children when they come to us with a little scratch. Neither does God brush us off when we come to Him with little things." (Dr. Grant C. Richison)