“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints” (Ephesians 6:18 KJV).
Prayer is being consciously aware of God and entering into His presence. The most effectual praying is done before the throne of God. In God’s presence, we know that God will hear us and answer our prayer. But it doesn’t mean that we have to leave the throne room. We can go about our daily life in the presence of God. In Colossians 4:2, it says continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving. Watching in the same is staying in an attitude of prayer. As we go about our daily life, God can direct us into His will. And the truth of the matter is that God wants us to share our daily life with Him.
When Nehemiah came back to Jerusalem from the Babylonian captivity, the temple wasn’t finished nor the walls of Jerusalem built again. Everyone had gotten busy about building their own lives, the cares of this world. Nehemiah called all the people of Judah, God’s people, together. He said that the temple and the walls had priority over everything. And everyone, including the princes of Judah, were going to work on building the temple and the walls. The enemies of Judah didn’t want the Israelites to rebuild Jerusalem and walls. Nehemiah had everyone to carry their shield and sword as they worked on the walls. One half of the people would stand watch as the other half worked on the walls. Then they would switch places.
Our watch is the same. We are put on our shield, faith, and our sword, the word of God as we stand watch over the kingdom. This is staying in an attitude of prayer.
(Colossians 4:1-6 KJV).(Ezekiel 3:17-19 KJV).(Isaiah 62:1-7 KJV).(Nehemiah 4:16-18 KJV).(1 Peter 4:7 KJV).(Romans 8:26-28 KJV).