Gratitude is an intentional lifestyle. It requires a conscious effort to find God’s goodness in life and express heartfelt thanksgiving to Him and others. In his letter to the church at Colossae, Paul urges this kind of intentional gratitude in prayer to God. He tells them to be watchful. This way, they will be focused in prayer and able to give genuine thanksgiving. It is easy for us to take ordinairy things for granted in life, but if we are watchful, we can see God’s goodness all around us. Then, we can pray with thanksgiving in our hearts. Let this design remind you to look for God’s grace in life so that you may offer meaningful thanksgiving in prayer.
“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 4:2)