Our team recently listened to a John Piper message on Col. 4:2-4.
According to Piper, the passage lists two goals for prayer:
1) a door for the Word
2) the speaker's message
and three ways to pray:
2) alert and watchfully
I confess I'm often 0/3 on those last ones -- lackadaisical instead of steadfast, forgetful instead of alert, apathetic instead of thankful. For those of you who remember China in your prayers, can I invite you to join me in trying to intercede more faithfully, watchfully, and thankfully?