Paul reminds us once again to devote ourselves to prayer but adds be watchful and thankful. So far the first time watchful has come up but the idea of pray and thankfulness isn’t new.
Just a great reminder that it’s not all about “give me God” like He’s the eternal sugar daddy or genie. But we need to go to Him with thankfulness. Because in the worst of situations there’s always something to be thankful for.
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.