7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 1 Peter 4:7
Peter emphasized the need to be aware of your surroundings, your mindset, your thoughts, and your attitudes. The Christian life isn’t easy when it’s lived according to the Word of God. People disappoint and fail us. We get easily discouraged. We fail. It’s sometimes a nasty cycle.
When we pray, we don’t get discouraged, we’re not failing, and our attitudes change. But I think Peter’s admonition is for us to be on alert because it’s a dangerous world out there full of traps and pits to fall into.