Colossians 4:2-6 MSG

2 Pray diligently. Stay alert, with your eyes wide open in gratitude.
3 Don't forget to pray for us, that God will open doors for telling the mystery of Christ, even while I'm locked up in this jail.
4 Pray that every time I open my mouth I'll be able to make Christ plain as day to them.
5 Use your heads as you live and work among outsiders. Don't miss a trick. Make the most of every opportunity.
6 Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out.