A congenial life gives without sparring and it prays without ceasing. Colossians 1:9 says,For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.”

The most congenial person I have ever known was my mother-in-law, Doris Stump.  It has often been said of her, “Doris was woman of prayer.”  Doris would seldom be heard running others down, complaining or feeding a continuous atmosphere.  I once heard a lady speak of Doris, “She is a woman who would assume as keep quite, and take the matter to the Lord in prayer and wait for Him to do whatever He chooses to do.”   People take note of life that is prayerful.

Before I was a Christian, I was attending a state championship football game.  Doris was setting to my right, a man at the game suffered a serious heart attack.  As the ambulance crew was attending to the patient, I notice, Doris, quietly closed her eyes, and did some serious praying.  I was not a Christian, that act of faith powerfully laid down a foundation for my own prayer life, after I became a Christian.  Pray with ceasing, strive to be a person who is known to be a person who prays!