As we embrace the precious gift of a new day, I pray we are waking up seeking God first. He is our first thought and we intentionally take time with our Bibles to hear from Him and to pray, inviting Him in our life. When we do, we are entreated to continue steadfastly in prayer, to pray continuously, to present our needs before our heavenly Provider, to lift up others to the eternal throne of grace, and to bend our ear to His gentle promptings. This is proposed by Paul as a duty and responsibility, in this beautiful verse from Colossians 4:2, and yet it is the greatest privilege given to the believer - to come before the throne of grace with petitions, prayers, and pleas for our fellow-man and our brothers and sisters in Christ.
As Christian’s, praying is supposed to be like breathing, easier to do than to not do. We pray for a variety of reasons. For one thing, prayer is a form of serving God (Luke 2:36-38) and obeying Him. We pray because God commands us to pray (Philippians 4:6-7). Prayer is exemplified for us by Christ and the early church (Mark 1:35; Acts 1:14; 2:42; 3:1; 4:23-31; 6:4; 13:1-3). If Jesus thought it was worthwhile to pray, we should also.
The curtain between man and God has been torn, and we are called upon to enter the holy place. We are to bring, in our hands, the needs of others, together with our grateful thanks, and to offer them in humble reverence before the feet of our Father in heaven.
Paul was a man who devoted himself to pray for the saints and to continue steadfastly in prayer. In this verse, he calls the believers in Colossae to become prayer warriors, "devote yourselves to prayer..." he writes, "keeping alert in prayer, with an attitude of thanksgiving.”