4:2 calls us to be steadfast in prayer. That is certainly God’s call for us in
these days. The verse continues, “watching in the same.” This touches the heart
of this blog. And the verse concludes with the words, “in thanksgiving.”
Thanksgiving is a major key to steadfast prayer. Thanksgiving expresses and
also produces a joyful attitude in prayer. Thanksgiving develops the faith that
keeps us watching and calling upon God in prayer. As scripture calls us to give thanks in
all circumstances (1 Thess. 5:18), our thanksgiving is an expression of faith.
If you have not given thanks by faith you have certainly not been obeying the
command to give thanks in all situations.
“Give thanks, with a grateful heart.
Give thanks to the Holy One.
Give thanks because He’s giving Jesus Christ His son.”