Pray with me…

 

Colossians 1 has one of those wonderful “Paul prayers.”

Join me today in praying for someone who the Lord has put on your heart. I am using the pronoun ‘him,’ but you can obviously substitute ‘her’ or a persons name.

That you may be filled with the knowledge of His will…

I pray he would know with the same depth that he is known by You, Your will for him, not just what You wants him to do, but who You have made him to be.

…in all spiritual wisdom…

I pray he would not derive his motivation today from his natural tendencies, but he would hear the wisdom that comes from the Spirit of the Holy one that dwells in him, in whom he dwells.

…and understanding…

As he move in You today, he would see what Your hope is for him, that the eyes of his understanding would clarify Your call in him, and that he would see how his gifts and talents were to be deployed to glorify You, Jesus, today.

…so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord…

His day would be full of faith actions, led by the Spirit, doing that which well re-presents You, the way You walked and Your actions re-presented the Father’s good pleasure.

…to please Him in all respects…

That every aspect of his day would draw the Lord’s pleasure. That he, like Jesus, would increase in favor with You today.

…bearing fruit in every good work…

Not only would his labor be pleasing to the Lord and edifying to him, it would be fruitful, bringing a harvest of character in his life, and a harvest of souls into eternal life (the knowing of the Father and the Son – John 17:3)

…and increasing in the knowledge of God…

Lord, increase him in knowing You. Not in the knowing of facts, but in intimacy with You. Though he may see You as through a glass darkly, let there be a deeper, clearer knowing of Your heart, Your will, Your intentions.

…strengthened with all power…

Father, let the supernatural of Your presence inside shine forth in wonders beyond his expectation.

…according to His glorious might…

Let his works reflect the size of Your works, Father, and the magnitude of Your power and not just the size of his faith.

…for the attaining of all steadfastness…

Allow the wonders You work in him to increase his faithfulness to you. Allow Your presence in his life to create a supernaturally strong link between You and him.

…and patience…

Let Your faithfulness to him create patience in his life equipping and enabling him to wait on you without murmuring and complaining as You do Your work in him day by day.

…joyously giving thanks to the Father …

Let there be joy in his day as He recognizes your hand and opens his mouth with thanksgiving to you.

…,who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.

I thank you that You have qualified him, by Your blood, Your death and resurrection, to be a partaker of the divine nature, that Your presence in him qualifies him to know you and receive from you all that he needs for life and godliness.

Colossians 1:9-12

BenBlessings,

Ben

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