So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. Colossians 1:9-14 (NLT)
Pray For Others
You have told me many times that you want to come to know me. You have said that you want to be able to know and do my will. You have indicated that that you want spiritual wisdom and understanding so that you can live a life that is pleasing to me. You have stated that you want to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. You will not be satisfied unless you come to know me better each day as you love, follow, and serve me. You want to be strengthened by my power so that you will have patience and endurance as you go through life with me. You would like your life to be filled with joy and overflowing with thankfulness. You would like to give me praise because you have been rescued from the kingdom of darkness and transferred in the kingdom of my Son, who purchased your freedom and forgave all your sins. Is this all true? Am I stating your desires correctly? Yes, I want all these things to be abundantly and obviously true for me. That is very good. We both want the same thing.
I want to tell you a secret. Now, you really have my attention. Actually, it is not much of a secret. What I am about to tell you should be obvious to you and to all my followers. I’m listening attentively. What you want for yourself, pray for others. Pray that others will come to know and love and follow and serve me. Pray that others will come to know me better every day. Pray that others will be strengthened by my power so that will have patience and endurance on their way through life with me. Pray for others to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. Pray for others to be filled with joy and overflowing with thankfulness. You get the idea? Yes, I do. If I want something from you, I am to also ask for it for others. That’s right, you got it. The surest and quickest way for you to receive something from me is to ask for it for others. That I will do. That will be very good.
Heavenly Father, it is the desire of my heart to know you better and better every day as I love, follow, and serve you. I want to know and do your will. I want your spiritual wisdom and understanding. I want to bear fruit for you. I will pray the same for others. Amen
Key Question… How are you coming to know God better day by day as you love, follow, and serve Him?
Living It Out… Make it your desire to know God better and better every day as you love, follow, and serve Him.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God will help you to come to know Him better and better as you love, follow, and serve Him.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how God is helping you to come to know Him better every day.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you come to know your Heavenly Father better and better every day as you love, follow, and serve Him.
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