Prayer is not an emotional experience but a duty. A devoted prayer life teaches one how to talk to God about people and how to talk to people about God. In prayer one needs to be still and listen as they come to know God. Addressing the marks of devotion of being watchful and thankful, Pastor Begg turns to the letter the Apostle Paul wrote to the Colossians instructing the church how to pray by applying one's self whole heartedly.
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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