“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” Colossians 4:2 ESV
Continue . . .not a one-time action, or hit-and-miss, but constant
Steadfastly. . .not flip-flop or haphazard, but confident in the One to whom we are praying
Watchful. . .not lazy, half-hearted, but alert, attentive
Thanksgiving . . .not entitled, begrudging, but grateful, appreciative
Lord, I want to be alert in my prayer life; give me the faith to believe that You not only hear me, but Your commitment is to act toward my good and what You have deemed best. Father, open my eyes to see where You are working. And, Lord, keep my heart and my mind and my tongue thankful for You and for Your mercy and grace toward me.