“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” Colossians‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

It was so encouraging yesterday having so many respond to my text, either to pray for me or to take the vulnerable step of asking for prayer themselves! That connection to God and to each other really does give strength and courage, reminding us that we are not alone on this life journey – let’s keep this up! Praying in a watchful way is about not just talking at God, but also listening for His voice, looking for His direction and believing in His promises! Thankfulness provides the balance to just praying in an anxious or complaining way, so it’s really important that we focus on the things we can be grateful for just as much as what we are concerned about. Thank You Lord that You are a refuge I can run to any time, anywhere, keep me alert to Your presence today, my heart thankful, and my mind watchful, as I continue to steadfastly pray. Amen 🙏🏼😊