This week I’m praying the prayer written in Colossians 1:9-12 over you.
"For this reason, since the day we heard about you, I have not stopped praying for you. I continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.”
This Sunday we begin our sermon series in Colossians (using lectionary readings) it is my hope that we will be challenged to pray more intentionally for one another and our church.
And just as Paul desired for the Colossians; it is my hope that we may continually seek the spiritual discernment we need to walk in his will, and seek to live our lives in a manner worthy of the Lord Jesus.
May we each bear fruit in every good work and have an eternal impact; influencing those around us for the sake of his kingdom.
May we continue to look for those people of peace who receive you, your message, and the mission of God.
May we increasingly grow in the knowledge of God and develop and ever deepening and loving relationship with him.
May we be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might.
May our lives express joyous thanks to the Father for his grace to us, at all times.
Paul’s prayers and desires for the church in Colossae are the same as my prayers for you.
I hope to see you Sunday.