Colossians 4:2-6 (NLTse)
Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. 3 Pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ. That is why I am here in chains. 4 Pray that I will proclaim this message as clearly as I should. 5 Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.
Prayer makes it possible to do vs’ 5&6. When you communion with God – spend some much needed time with Him, His heart becomes melded with your heart. Then John 3:16 begins to take root in you and you can’t help but want to live right before non-Christians and ensure your words and actions are inline with God’s way of doing things. The Resurrected Life cares about how well we represent the Father, after all Corinthians says we are His Ambassadors, thus who we represent becomes a big deal to us. Not that we live our lives to please them or try to be seen by others, its just that our representation of God matters and prayer – spending quality time with God, jump starts the process.