My Prayer for you

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

As modern believers in Christ Jesus we have the privilege of having the word of God at our finger tips; whether on the computer or in a physical book. There are so many wonderful teachings tucked into the folds of God’s word to us.

I am going to take the liberty and include a piece of scripture that has always meant a lot to me but through recent study of it, it has come alive. It comes from the book of Colossians, the first Chapter.

The apostle Paul has written this letter to the believers of Colossae as he had heard of their faith in Christ Jesus and how through that faith, they had great love for all of the saints (Believers) around them. Their faith was bearing much fruit; in other words they were putting their faith into action, in showing love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. (Galatians 5: 22)

He had also heard that there were some false teachings that were circulating (Gnostic teaching) and he wanted to convey to the people of Colossae that what they had been given in Christ Jesus was all that they needed for faith and living and eternal life.

He then writes a prayer for the believer that gives us a great insight into what we as believers need to desire and ask for in prayer, not only for ourselves but for all those believers around us.

Colossians 1:9-14

9: For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.

10: And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

11: being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully

12: giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you£ to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.

13: For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,

14 :in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

My prayer for each of you today is this:

That you will be filled with the knowledge of God’s will for your life through all spiritual wisdom and understanding, in order that you will live a life that is worthy of the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that as you live in this way that it will be pleasing to God in every way and that you will bear much fruit in everything that you put your hand to do.

I pray that as you set aside time every day to seek out the lord that you will grow in your knowledge of God and that he will strengthen you with his power according to his glorious might. I pray that you will have great endurance to finish the course that God has set before you and that you will learn to patiently wait on God through his Holy Spirit as he directs you in all of your ways.

I pray that the joy of the Lord will bubble out of you as you give thanks to our Father God who because of Jesus’ death on the cross has now qualified you to share in the inheritance that he has set aside in heaven for you; along with all of your brothers and sisters in Christ.

I pray to that you will realize that because you are a child of God; He has rescued you from the dominion of darkness and now you have been brought into the kingdom of Jesus Christ his Son whom he loves very much.

I pray to that you will realize that because of his great love for you and because he rescued you, he also has given you the gift of redemption and the forgiveness of all your sins.

I pray to that you will all realize how wide and deep and long and high the love of God is for you. I pray that you will never be tempted to believe that you are all alone and are unloved. I pray that you will rejoice in the knowledge of God’s great love for you today.

I pray all of this for you in the name of our Precious Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen

 

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