“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving” (Colossians 4:2).
In the faith we seek to live out, prayer is a vital key; a means by which God rescues us from the preoccupation of self. Prayer is an activity but, also, an attitude toward every waking moment of life. The challenge of both Jesus and Paul, to pray always/unceasingly, is an approach to life that desires to stay in unbroken fellowship with the Father throughout the day. Such prayer transforms the heart, resets the mind, and heightens one’s perspective; elevating the devoted pray-er above the ever-changing and anxiety-ridden landscape of human circumstances to the eternal/transcendent realm of God’s assuring promises.