Prayer is an invitation to communicate with God. Let that settle. Yet, we often misunderstand, ignore, and deny the power that it has to interact with our lives. Scripture calls us to engage in it, trusting God that through prayer, we commune with Him, battle the enemy, and find ourselves enveloped in the mystery and authority of Christ.
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.