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)
Don’t Stop Praying
That I won’t do. What won’t you do? I won’t stop praying. I will keep on praying. What kind of prayers will you pray? I will prayers that you lay on my heart to pray. What kind of prayers will I lay on your heart? I will pray for others to come to know your will and gain spiritual wisdom and understanding. I will pray that others will live lives that will honor and please you. I will pray that others will bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. I will pray that others will come to know you better and better. These will be very good prayers to pray. What will happen to you as keep on praying for others? I will receive what I am praying for others. You will help me to know your will and gain spiritual wisdom and understanding as I draw near to you in prayer. You will help me to live a fruitful life that will honor and please you as I remain in your presence. You will help me to know you better and better as I keep on praying. Yes, I will do all these things for others and for you as you remain persistent in your prayers. For that, I will be grateful and thankful. That will be very good.
We are not finished with our conversation. I’m listening. What else will you pray for others? I will pray that others will be strengthened by your glorious power so that they will have all the endurance and patience that they need. Do you need endurance and patience? Do you need my power at work in your life? Yes, desperately so. Then keep on drawing near to me in prayer. Keep on praying for others. Keep on receiving what I want you and others to receive. Keep on asking for all you and others need from me. That I will do. That will be very good.
There is something that you are especially lacking. What is that? I don’t need to tell you, but I will. You are lacking in joy and thankfulness. It is my will and desire that you be filled with joy. I want your life to radiate joy and thankfulness. I do too. You have much for which you can be joyful and thankful. Yes, I do. Tell me what gives you joy. Tell me why you are thankful. They are one in the same. You are my father, and I am your child. You love and care for me. I have an eternal life and a forever future with you. I have an inheritance in heaven awaiting me. All this because you pulled me out of darkness to walk in the light with you. All this because you purchased my freedom and forgave all my sins. You are now helping me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Keep on giving thanks and praise to me. Keep on remembering all that I have done for you. Then joy and thankfulness will radiate from your life. Pray for others to do this as well. Yes, I will. That will be very good.
Lord, I will keep on praying for others to come to know you better and better. I will also pray that they will come to complete knowledge of your will and have spiritual understanding so they can live a fruitful life that pleases you. Do this work also in me. Amen
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