Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
Prayer is one of the coolest parts about being a Christian. We have a straight-shot connection to God the Father through Jesus. This verse says we should devote ourselves to prayer, but not just any kind of praying. We are to have an alert mind and a thankful heart. When we engage our minds with the things of God, it transforms our entire lives from the inside out. Then the next part, when we have a thankful heart, that guards us against so many things (i.e. bitterness, jealousy, offense, etc…).
Think about your prayer life. Are you always “alert” when you are talking to God, or do you just pray before meals and as you’re drifting off to sleep? How thankful are you for what God has put in front of you?
Be intentional about your prayer. Engage your mind and be alert when you pray. And when you pray, thank God for the things He has blessed you with instead of asking Him to give you more or to fix the things you are uncomfortable with.
Leave a comment below and share how this verse is going to impact your prayer life.