Why does the Bible teach that Christians should watch and pray?

The Bible teaches that Christians should try very hard to pay attention when they pray.

 
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But why does the Bible teach that Christians should pay attention when they pray?

Here are two reasons:

1. Christians believe it is important to keep looking out for God’s answers.                                                                                                                                              Christians believe that if they ask God for the things he has promised they should look out for his answers. They believe that if they ask God to look after them, help them, take away a pain or give them a peaceful feeling then they should look for ways in which God is answering their prayers. Christians also believe that if they ask God to show or tell them something, then they should wait to feel, hear or see what he says.

2. Christians believe it is important to keep looking for more things to pray about.                                                                                                                           Christians believe there are many, many people in the world who need God’s help. The Bible teaches that God wants Christians to pray for others: to ask him to look after people and comfort them. Christians believe that when they watch and look around they can see where God’s help is needed and can pray for those people and places.