Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving. …
The apostle Paul strongly connects prayer with thanksgiving in several other memorable passages:
- “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).
- “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
- “Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20).