“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” (Colossians 4:2)
I love these simple instructions for prayer. Prayer doesn’t have to be elaborate for it to be effective. What does it mean to be watchful? Here are some ideas:
- Watch the condition of your heart. (Proverbs 4:23)
- Watch for the temptations in your life. (Mark 14:38)
- Watch for where God is moving so we can keep in step with the Spirit. (Jeremiah 2:8, (Galatians 5:25)
Take a moment and express your gratitude to God: get a pen and paper and thank God for at least 30 blessings in your life. Share 2 or 3 with a friend and on facebook, thankfulness is contagious!