January 6, 1985
Prayer is not primarily an emotional experience but a spiritual duty. A devoted prayer life will teach us how to talk to God about people and how to talk to people about God, even as we come to know our heavenly Father in listening stillness. Addressing the marks of devoted prayer, Alistair Begg turns to Paul’s letter to the Colossians, unpacking its instructions on how to pray by applying oneself wholeheartedly to the task.
2Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— 4that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.
5Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. 6Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.