Earnest Prayer

Study of Colossians

Colossians 4:2

Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians 4:2

Paul’s message in this verse deals with concept of diligence in prayer. This compact verse is filled with wisdom for Believers. God’s blessings await those who hear and obey.

God’s people should continue earnestly in prayer. The message from the Apostle is this—don’t give up and don’t give in to the temptation to slack off in praying. Life has a tendency to overwhelm the saints and this fact makes praying difficult as Christians often fail to come to the Lord during difficult times. Paul reminds the Believer to keep praying, keep asking, and keep seeking the Savior. Pray earnestly Child of God.

The Christian is also commanded to be vigilant in prayer. Praying focuses the heart and mind on Christ. And keep the Christ at the center will propel the Believer to greater vigilance to threats that are out there. The threats of disobedience, compromise, and fear are all around God’s people. However, prayer helps the saved to see things from God’s perspective and leads to greater vigilance in obedience to the Lord God.

Finally, Christians ought to pray in thanksgiving. Over and over God’s people are reminded to be thankful unto the Lord (Psalm 100, Philippians 4, Colossians 3-4) and to be thankful in all circumstances. Be thankful for what God has done for you child of God. And continue in thanksgiving in prayer as you thank the Lord for who He is. After all, He is worthy of our thanksgiving!

Tony French

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