Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2
Continue: give constant attention to a thing
Vigilant: to be watchful in, employ the most punctilious care in a thing
In, With: of the state or condition in which anything is done or anyone exists, acts
Thanksgiving: gratitude; actively, grateful language to God, as an act of worship
The state in which anything is done, or anyone exists or acts.
We all are in some State.
No, I don't mean one of the United States, I mean the STATE—
State: the condition of a person or thing, as with respect to circumstances or attributes; particular condition of mind or feeling
We all are in some State—how we respond to what is happening to us and around us, our thoughts and actions/reactions to life.
We are to be giving constant attention to prayer—our need and desire to communicate with God—and be most punctilious in actively thanking God.
We are to be in a constant state of thanking God! When Thanks Living is where we take up residence, our perspective on life changes. We see how God is working in aspects of our lives. We see God's blessings where before we only saw questions or disappointments. And when we are in the state of Thanks Living, joy begins to overwhelm us as we trust God.
Which State are you in? Are you in the state of Thanks Living?