Rejoice always and delight in your faith; be unceasing and persistent in prayer; in every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
Being persistent means to make it a habit.
Make it a habit to commune with our Beloved first thing in the morning.
Make it a habit to commune with Him through out the day.
Make it a habit to commune with Him before bed.
Make Him your choicest companion in which you share all of your hurts and dreams. Share with Him in your victory and defeats.
In each of these thank Jehovah. Thank Him that He listens to you.
Thank Him that He cares about you.
Thank Him that He always wants what is best for you (this is especially important in our defeats and when His answer for our dreams are not answered in the way in which we desire).
Have faith in His providence that He only wants what is best for you even when it does not seem like it to you.
Prayer does not change things but rather it changes me. Sincere prayer opens us up to Holy communion with our Beloved Father in Heaven. As we commune with Him our prayers are less self centred (gimme, gimme, gimme) and more Christ centred (Lord I desire to be like You.) and more personal, like a conversation between two loving friends. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Thank you Jesus Pyyrand (Jesus my best friend) for blessing me with the Holy Spirit to teach me the proper manner in which to converse with You and to make it the most joyful habit I have. I Your wonderful name I pray. Amen.
Christ blesses us with love, peace and joy. May you be blessed with many opportunities to share these with others today.