Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
Colossians 4:2 (NLT)

It is hard to over emphasize the importance of prayer. That is why Paul models for the Colossians a deep sincere focused prayer life. He writes, “We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Prayer is essential to our Christian experience so Paul insists that we devote ourselves to prayer. This is a serious commitment, but like Jesus, Paul was not talking about a vain repetition of prayers or insincere ritualistic routine. No, he was asking that we be earnest with a Holy intent and focus. And then he adds that we need to pray with thanksgiving. This is the relational part of our prayers. To be thankful with God means that we truly acknowledge who He is and what He has done. Thankfulness kindles love in our hearts for God and allows us to receive the same from Him. So today, devote yourself to pray with a thankful heart, keeping alert and earnest in your conversation with Him.

Dear Father, how I need to pray. Forgive me for my lack of focus and thanksgiving. Help me as I devote myself to prayer, to stay alert and thankful developing a deep relationship with You.


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About Ronald

I am a Christian who deeply believes in God and the purposes He has put us on earth for. I started in ministry when I was 20 years old. I have been involved in both evangelism and compassion ministires. I deeply believe in our mission to help those in need. I believe however,that the church has missed our calling. We have not been effective in loving others as we would love ourselves. We have not been using our Spiritual Gifts to make a difference in this world. We have not mobilized to be the salt and light in the world. The goal of this web site is to help those interested to use their Spiritual Gifts in order to fulfill the mission Christ has given us to love the world.
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