I’m a "COLOSSIANS 4:2" Christian

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I’m a "COLOSSIANS 4:2" Christian

  1. 1. I’m a COLOSSIANS 4:2 Christian
  2. 2. NIV Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Authorized King James Version (AKJV) Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; English Standard Version (ESV) Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Amplified Bible (AMP) Be earnest and unwearied and steadfast in your prayer [life], being [both] alert and intent in [your praying] with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2
  3. 3. The Message (MSG) Pray diligently. Stay alert, with your eyes wide open in gratitude. Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB) Persevere in prayer and watch in the same with thanksgiving, Common English Bible (CEB) Keep on praying and guard your prayers with thanksgiving. Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) Keep persisting in prayer, staying alert in it and being thankful.
  4. 4. GOD’S WORD Translation (GW) Keep praying. Pay attention when you offer prayers of thanksgiving. New Life Version (NLV) You must keep praying. Keep watching! Be thankful always. Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) Never stop praying. Be ready for anything by praying and being thankful. Contemporary English Version (CEV) Never give up praying. And when you pray, keep alert and be thankful.
  5. 5. Living Bible (TLB) Don’t be weary in prayer; keep at it; watch for God’s answers, and remember to be thankful when they come. Ang Salita ng Diyos (SND) Magpatuloy kayong may kasigasigan sa pananalangin. Magbantay kayong may pagpapasalamat.
  6. 6. Prayer is the foundation of your Christian health. Prayer is your Protection. Everything starts in prayer - Mother Theresa of Calcutta "Yes" to Pray more "No" to Pray less
  7. 7. 1. Be Devoted in Prayer “Being devoted is being faithful” Paul writes, “Devote yourselves to Prayer” or "Be faithful in Prayer"
  8. 8. Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.(NIV) If you are devoted and faithful in prayer, you will not easily give up. Even trials and temptations come or in any circumstances of life. Romans 12:12 cheerfully expectant. Don't quit in hard times; pray all the harder. (MSG)
  9. 9. Jesus taught a parable that men always ought to pray Luke 18:1 One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Never stop praying.
  10. 10. BIBLICAL SAINTS IN THE BIBLE WHO DEVOTED THEMSELVES IN PRAYER. A. David, a man after God's own heart Psalm 55:16-17 But I will call on God, and the LORD will rescue me. Morning, noon, and night I cry out in my distress, and the LORD hears my voice. (NLT)
  11. 11. B. Daniel, a man greatly beloved by God. Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.(NIV)
  12. 12. C. Anna, an elderly widow blessed to see the Christ-child. Luke 2:36-37 There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. (NIV)
  13. 13. D. Paul the Apostle Colossians 1:9 So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.(NLT)
  14. 14. E. Epaphras, a member of the Church at Colosse. Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. (NIV)
  15. 15. 2. Be watchful in Prayer Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.(NIV) Don’t be weary in prayer; keep at it; watch for God’s answers, and remember to be thankful when they come. (TLB) “Being watchful is being alert”
  16. 16. Jesus warned His disciples to be watchful or alert in prayer. Matthew 26:41 "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."(NIV) Matthew 26:41 Stay alert; be in prayer so you don't wander into temptation without even knowing you're in danger. There is a part of you that is eager, ready for anything in God. But there's another part that's as lazy as an old dog sleeping by the fire."(MSG)
  17. 17. Ephesians 6:18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
  18. 18. 1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.(NIV) The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. (NLT)
  19. 19. 3. Be thankful in Prayer Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.(NIV) Pray diligently. Stay alert, with your eyes wide open in gratitude.(MSG) “Being thankful is being grateful” Let us have an Attitude of Gratitude Gratitude is a Great Attitude Note: Ingratitude was one reason why God's wrath was being revealed from heaven!
  20. 20. Paul’s epistle to the Colossians, there has been an emphasis on being thankful. Colossians 1:3;12 v.3 We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. v.12 always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light.
  21. 21. Colossians 2:7 Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness
  22. 22. Colossians 3:15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
  23. 23. Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
  24. 24. We should thank God in our prayers as we make requests of Him Philippians 4:6 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
  25. 25. Challenge: "Yes" to Pray more "No" to Pray less In Prayer Be Devoted! Be Watchful! Be Thankful! BE A COLOSSIANS 4:2 CHRISTIAN!!!

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