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Colossians Chapter 4 (ESV)

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.



  1. Chapter at a Glance: In this last chapter, Paul shows that witnessing involves prayer, living and speaking. His closing greetings illustrate many ways Christians help and encourage each other.
  2. Expressing Christ in our lives is vital to an effective witness. But it is not enough.  The Gospel is a message delivered in words and authenticated by life.  Both word and life must be shared and accompanied by fervent prayers before the Lord.
  3. How well are you in sharing the Gospel? Which do you need to improve (in word or life) to become more effective in advancing the Gospel?
  4. Use verses 3-4 to pray for yourself, your church leaders and missionaries. Ask God to make you aware of every opportunity to encourage nonbelievers to consider Jesus.



Stay with God for a little longer.  Continue to converse with God and listen to what He wants to tell you.

If you have a prayer journal, as you listen to God, write down a few thoughts, questions, words, names, drawings, or anything that has come to your mind during this time.




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