Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2 (NKJV)
Most of us are not likely to be devoted to someone or some object unless we are convinced of its importance. It is not surprising then that Paul’s appeal in today’s passage—for the Christian to be devoted to prayer—is taken so casually. We must first be persuaded of the significance of prayer before we commit ourselves to it.
Prayer is an avenue through which the supernatural power of God is released into your circumstances. Do you have a need for God’s power and provision in a relationship or endeavor? Prayer is a God-ordained method through which you can have access to His unlimited resources for your problems.
Prayer is the means by which you come to experience the loving will of God. When you pray, you confess your dependence on your sovereign, mighty God to accomplish His purposes in and through you; and His will is then done on earth as it is in heaven.