A Great Prayer for Believers in Christ

Tuesday, October 09, 2012 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

The Apostle Paul offered a great prayer for believers in Christ that we should also pray one for another:

Colossians 1:9 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;

Main points to this prayer:
  • Filled with the knowledge of God's will | God plans and purpose, not our own
  • Wisdom and spiritual understanding | Not just our own thoughts and opinions
  • Walk worthy of the Lord | Live up to God's standards
  • Fully pleasing God | Doing what He wants, not just what we want
  • Being fruitful in every good work | Working on a firm foundation and with the Body of Christ
  • Increasing in the knowledge of God | More focus on the heart and Word of God
  • Strengthened with all might | Empowered to serve and live holy
  • According to His glorious power | Filled with the Holy Spirit
  • Walking in patience and longsuffering | Never quitting or giving up
  • Everything done with the joy of the Lord (Jesus, Others, Yourself)