Colossians 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Prayer and watching go together Colossians 4:2. There must be an awareness and alertness that comes only from prayer.In the Old Testament, they appointed watchmen upon the wall to detect approaching danger or enemies Isaiah 62:6, 7. In Nehemiah 4:9, they set a watch against the enemy’s attempts to hinder the vision. Jesus taught watching with prayer in order to avoid the enemy’s traps Matthew 26:41. Watching in prayer is used in connection to staying alert to Jesus’ coming Luke 21:36. Watching in prayer for all the saints is one of the purposes we were given the armor of God for Ephesians 6:18.
Watch unto prayer due to the end of all things is near 1 Peter 4:7. We stand within sight of the end of all things. The time of things as they currently are will end and it is near. Prayer and watching alerts us to God’s time versus clock time.