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A few nights ago, the eighteen year old son of one of my officemates prayed for me. He said something I’ve been mulling over ever since. “God said He’ll provide for everything. Just pray to him. Always pray. Use small sentences.” The statement caught my attention. Was God really giving me writing tips? Did God think I would find large sentences too challenging? Are short sentences more spiritual? But the more I reflected on it, the more it made sense to me. It wasn’t a command to keep the sentences short. It was an encouragement to keep praying the right way: Pray unceasingly God commands us to pray unceasingly. Does mean we don’t do anything else, but pray? Obviously not. What it means, I think, is that we are supposed to pray while doing everything else we’re doing. How do we do that? With short sentences. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing Pray at every occasion Having a fixed time to pray everyday is irreplaceable. But that doesn’t mean we can only pray on those times. We can pray all throughout the day, like bursts of divine connections. My favorite example of this is how Nehemiah prayed to God …