“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2
“May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice” (Psalm 141:2). Are our prayers like incense? Do they rise from a fire that burns within us as we long to see God’s kingdom come? Are our prayers like a sacrifice? Are we prepared to spend our time because we believe God’s cause is worth the effort? Are we watchful for what God would have us pray? Are we thankful for the opportunity of coming freely before God’s throne?