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.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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