God calls us to pray – ‘Devote yourselves to prayer’.
* We are to pray with concern – ‘watchful’.
* We are to pray with gratitude – ‘thankful’ (Colossians 4:2).
* We are to pray for those who preach God’s Word.
Thank God for the past. Trust Him for the future.
Remember – the important thing is the ‘message’ (Colossians 4:3). The messengers are just ‘jars of clay’. The message is the ‘treasure’ (2 Corinthians 4:7). The messengers must not draw attention to themselves. They must direct attention away from themselves to Jesus Christ – ‘We do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord’ (2 Corinthians 4:5).
We are to pray that the message will be ‘clear’ (Colossians 4:4). Pray for good preaching – preaching which does you good, giving you good cause to say in your heart, ‘For me it is good to be near God’ (Psalm 73:28). Pray for preaching which glorifies God.