Jesus Christ, our Lord and Master, knowing of the trials, temptations and tribulations that people would be exposed to in this last days at the instance of satan the devil and due to the gross carelessness of some and not wanting his followers to be lured away by the cares of this life and other glossy trappings of the age exhorted his followers to be circumspect by watching and praying always by God's grace.
The fulfilled Christian life is that of doing the Lord's will from the heart, constantly practicing the righteousness of God by His grace. To do this effectively, one must read the Bible continuously with faith as to understand the signs of the time, which is watching, and we should solemnly commune with God with thanksgiving, that is, prayer, which must be done always as a safeguard from evil so as to get the blessings of God now and salvation in the end by His grace.
Text: : "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." - Luke 21:36.
Comment: The word "watch" in the context of the text for today, has the meanings of keeping a guard upon oneself against sin, and of being on the lookout or being observant as to see what comes or happens. This is spiritual vigilance which requires diligent reading or searching of the Scriptures in order to know and understand the signs of the times that are physically staring people in the face today. And it must be accompanied with prayer of faith to God for His mercy, protection and deliverance from the trouble or tribulation that will shake the whole world and destroy the wicked or ungodly at the appointed time. At that time would be fulfilled the prophecy, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” - Romans 10:13; See also Joel 2:32; Matthew 21:22, Acts 2:21 etc.
It should be realized, that our prayers will not be heard or answered by God if we do not repent of our sins, pray in accordance with His will, or endeavour to live uprightly or honestly at all times by His grace. (Isaiah 59:1-4) Scripture says: “Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.” “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.” - John 9:31; 1 John 3:22.