“Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us that God may open a door to us for the message, to speak the mystery of the Messiah, for which I am in prison, so that I may reveal it as I am required to speak.” (Colossians 4:2-4)
Paul in his letter to the Colossians made a point to not only encourage them to keep on in their faith but to also remind them that they’re not alone. Prayer is such a key part to this. Paul knew personally of the power of prayer and wanted to encourage them to be about prayer.
Sometimes it’s hard to pray whether it’s because we don’t know what to pray for or we get discouraged by not hearing a response. But Paul reminds them (and us) to devote ourselves to prayer and to do it with thanksgiving. Of course when we pray for others that is a great way to remember the power of prayer and to encourage others. Paul needed the prayers as he was continuing on his work. There are many out there who are doing the work that could use the prayers for doing the work of Christ. And they in turn are praying for you and your faithfulness for serving God.
This week let us all be in prayer. Let us devote ourselves to it and may we all be growing closer to the Lord as we do.