A time to pray

  • Pray diligently. Stay alert, with your eyes wide open in gratitude.
  • Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
  • Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
  • Never give up praying. And when you pray, keep alert and be thankful.
  • Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving
Colossians 4:2

There are times to pray, seasons of prayer. There are prayers and there is a continuous praying. Not the same words over and over, as if the repetition would have an affect, but a labor in prayer. It's a keeping at it, from all angles, organic posture. I've got 5 translations here to show the different English words chosen for this word that means to give steadfast attention or devotion, to continue in, to persevere in, with courage, and to wait on constantly. Don't give up. The night is darkest right before down breaks. If you've ever read The Pilgrim's Progress, you'll remember that those wild animal make the loudest noises as you are coming up to the gateway on your road to destiny.