Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving. (Colossians 4:2)
The Bible has much to say about prayer. Prayer is the battle ground for the believer. It is the place of victory or defeat. If the battle is won on our knees it will not have to be fought on our feet. The only thing remaining to do is walk in the victory. In verse twelve of this chapter, the apostle Paul commends a fellow believer named Epaphras for being one who always labors fervently in prayer. The apostle’s commendation was not toward Mark or Barnabas who were workers with him, but to the man of prayer. The battle field of God’s warriors is prayer. Prayer is not easy. It takes work, sacrifice, and diligence. Just like any warrior, prayer warriors must train and discipline themselves for the battle. The kingdom of God needs more warriors, men and women who are willing to pay the price to get a hold of heaven.