MY PRAYER FOR YOU TODAY. ‘We have NOT STOPPED praying for you. We 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 [THE SAINTS] in the KINGDOM OF LIGHT. For He has RESCUED US from the DOMINION OF DARKNESS and brought us into the KINGDOM OF THE SON [JESUS] He loves, in whom we have REDEMPTION, the FORGIVENESS of sins.’ Colossians 1:9-14
The church of Colossians, which was just east of Ephesus, was birthed through the evangelistic ministry of Epaphras from the church in Ephesus. Paul had not been their or seen them yet but had a good report of how some who lived in Colossae had accepted Jesus as their Lord and the church of Colossians was birthed. Once Paul heard of this great news, he began to pray continually over them this prayer and wrote them the letter we call Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians.
Lord help us to have this same compassion for Your church so we too, like Paul, PRAY FOR the church and believers everywhere. This is my prayer for you today!