Colossians 1:9-14And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, 12 giving thanks [patience, with joy giving thanks] to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
One of the striking things about the New Testament is the fervor the disciples prayed for the people they met in their travels. Of course, Jesus tells us that He is working and His Father is working today. The Holy Spirit bares witness that the sighs of our spirit are the unceasing prayer of our advocate, God's Son.
Pray for family and friends. Usually it is one word will do and an image. Jesus holding the person - the light from their soul radiates. Really God understands this prayer. The name of Jesus is better than all words put together.
- to know God’s will (verse 9)
- to do God’s will (verse 10)
- grow in the knowledge of God (verse 10)
- experience God’s power (verse 11)
- persevere as Christians (verse 11)
- thankful for all that God has done for them (verse 12)
This is also the parable of the seeds Jesus gave us. That we might be the good seeds falling on good soil. Not judging others in their journey, but offering the prayer of encouragement. The Steadfast Love of Jesus. Holding us. Let us always be the one of the ten, cleansed, healed and ready to give thanks to our Father.
How could we grow presence of God - His Holy Spirit
- to give thanks.
- not be carried away by the error of being unprincipled and fall from your own steadfastness
- in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Mostly - The Lord will rescue us from every evil and will bring us safely to His Heavenly Kingdom. For His glory for ever and ever. Amen.
What shall we pray for not to be unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ?
We give you great Thanks for Your overwhelming Forgiveness.
We pray for baby pre-born Jackson to be healed and not suffer. We ask the video's of Planned Parenthood with baby parts and dry ice won't be used on people unknowingly. We ask umbilical cord stem cells become widely affordable - especially since refrigeration isn't amazing or high priced.
We pray peace efforts are not met with criticism. We pray the entertainment industry does not protect what will be revealed as criminal when the star is old and elderly and really not a cash generator. Like Bing Crosby. Help the entertainment industry to hold and encourage high standards even when youthful and profitable entertainers are involved.
We hold up our Nation and her Churches - that as doors are unlocked each day - expectation happens that God Is Willing and Able to Renew, Direct and Give Joy, Delight, Love and Peace. When we ask God each day - YOU WILL bless us for asking honestly and diligently. For our Loved ones to the the joy in the Great Love of Jesus as inspiration and comfort, continual support in His Love. Amen.
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