Devotion to Prayer

Colossians 4_3-6 scripture image

  • What is going on in the verses?
    • Paul is in prison. While there, he is encouraging the disciples to pray with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
    • He is also asking for Christians to pray for himself and other disciples, that God would open doors to them for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ. He wants to make the speech clear and how he ought to speak. He wants to walk in wisdom and to make the best use of the time.
    • He’s reminding the disciples to let their speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt; so they know how they ought to answer each person.
  • What are the details?
    • The strong and main theme is being devoted to prayer.
    • Paul and his disciples are in prison.
    • Paul is talking about praying with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
    • Paul is also referring to how they speak to unbelievers.
    • Paul is also talking about living wisely.
    • What stands out?
      • Being devoted to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
      • Pray for others.
      • Living wisely.
      • Speaking graciously, seasoned with salt.
  • “What is God’s word saying today?”
    • Be devoted to prayer; be a prayer warrior.
    • Live wisely and;
    • Speak graciously and seasoned with salt.
  • How can I apply this to my own life?
    • Apply what is in the previous statements and just do it!
    • Being devoted to prayer keeps me in constant communication with God.
  • What changes do I need to make? Is there any action that I need to take?
    • Remove distractions and obstacles that hinder me from being a prayer warrior.
    • Be informed on the who and what to pray for others without turning it into gossip.

PRAYER: Dear Yahweh, I thank You for using me for Your purpose and plan. I lift up the readers of this blog. I pray that their needs are met in whatever way You see fit. I pray that the readers will take this devotion to heart and apply it in whatever way they need to. I lift up the whole world to You. You know the turmoil and tragedy that’s going on. I pray that no matter what is going on around us that we’ll honor and glorify You. I don’t know Your grand scheme and plan, or purpose. However, I pray that we will bless You in it all. Show me the path You want me to be on and use me. Thank You, Father God. In Jesus’ name, amen.