Colossians 4:2 “Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.” (NLT)
I love how Paul places the emphasis here on having an alert mind and a thankful heart when we pray.
How many times have you rattled off a recited prayer before a meal or during a church service without a thought about what you’re saying?
Or how many times have you neglected to thank God for an answer to prayer or taken for granted some of the blessings in your life that others would be more than grateful for if they were in your shoes?
We’ve all done it, right? Not intentionally but it’s easy to get busy, to get distracted, or to get caught up just going through the motions. That’s why Paul reminds us to go to God intentionally, considering what is coming out of our mouths as well as what The Spirit is speaking to our hearts, and to learning to be grateful to God for all that He has done.
I encourage you to take even ten minutes today to do just that. Pray on purpose with the expectancy that you will encounter the Creator of the Universe and praise Him for all that He is and all that He has done.