Colossians 4:2 says, “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
What is the definition of devote? The Latin translation means to vow. What we understand vow to mean is dedication or a promise to do something, like marriage vows or vows to protect and serve. When we set out to give our attention to or be attached to prayer, we vow our allegiance to the Lord.
To devote ourselves to prayer is a command, it’s constant, and we are not to lose concentration in prayer by being watchful (alert) and thankful (expressing our gratitude to the Lord).
Why pray? When we pray to God, we communicate our faith in Him and call on Him to work in our lives or the lives of others. As a Christian, if we don’t pray, we demonstrate independence from God. Also, when we pray, we desire God to be in control, not us.
On February 8, our women will gather together to learn how to pray and be given practical tools to guide them as we look at 2 Peter 1:5-7 for the qualities and virtues to develop prayer in our lives.
“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.”
We look to God in prayer, with the desire to please Him and not ourselves, and to pursue our growth in relationship to Him by being devoted to prayer with a heart of gratitude.
Women, we would love to have you join us at Devoted: To Prayer!
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