Keep Watch in Prayer with Praise!

1Peter 4:7The end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.
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Colossians 4:2Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with grateful praise.
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The night is far spent
The day is at hand
Ro 13:12
Be of sound mind and sober spirit
… for the purpose of prayer
1Pe 4:7
Keep alert, watchful and devoted to prayer
… with grateful praise
Col 4:2
Be joyful in hope and thanksgiving!Ro 12:12
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Word Study

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From NetBible 1Pe 4:7 … The end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.

  • serious[4993] = to be of sound mind, sober
  • watchful[3525] = to be calm & collected in spirit

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From NetBible Col 4:2 … Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving(grateful praise).

  • keeping alert: gregoreuo[1127] = vigilant wakeful watching *From [1453] = to arouse, cause to rise
  • thanksgiving: eucharistia[2169] = actively grateful to (to God as an act of worship)
    *From http://concordances.org/greek/2170.htm
    Be thankful[2170] eucharistos: mindful of favours, grateful – properly, thankful for God’s grace working out what is (eternally) good; grateful, which literally means “grace-ful (thankful) for God’s grace” (what brings His eternal favor)

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From NetBible Ro 12:12  … Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

  • joyful[5463] in hope = rejoice exceedingly, be glad, “cheer”ful
    ==>rejoicing in hope, being glad in hope, cheerfully expectant
  • patient[5278] in affliction = persevere, bear trials & hold fast to faith in Christ
    ==>persevere in tribulation, endure in suffering, don’t quit in hard times
  • faithful[4342] in prayer = devoted, constant, steadfast, constantly diligent
    ==>devoted to prayer, persist in prayer, always be prayerful,  steadfast in prayer, continuing instant in prayer

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