Thursday, May 20, 2021

Thursday Devotion: Devote Yourselves to Prayer.

Colossians 4:2

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.


The word for “devote” here in the Greek is a very big word PROSKARTEREO that I can’t even come close to pronouncing. But it basically means to persevere in. Devote.


Now, think for a second. When looking over your everyday life, could it be said that you “Persevere in” or “devote yourself to” prayer?


Prayer is a form of humbling ourselves in front of God. It’s a confession that we are dependent on God. What happens when hard times come in our lives? We get on our knees and pray. Why? Because we know that we can’t make it without Him.


This is the attitude He wants in our life 24/7. Prayer should be an everyday part of our life. We should never need hard times be what brings us to our knees. Hard times come to everyone at one point or another they should not be what makes us pray.


There is a story about D. L. Moody making a visit to Scotland in the 1800's and opening one of his talks at a local grade school with the rhetorical question, What is prayer? To his amazement, hundreds of children's hands went up. So he decided to call on a lad near the front, who promptly stood up and said, "Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God, in the name of Christ, by the help of his Spirit, with confession of our sins, and thankful acknowledgment of his mercies." To this Moody responded by saying, "Be thankful, son, that you were born in Scotland."


Make Prayer Part of your life 


Colossians 4:2

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.