I know it's been a while, and I do have things to say...but it will have to wait til later...For now check this out:
9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you F4 to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.
You who desire to be prayer warriors, carefully consider this prayer. Notice how Paul prays for things we don’t even think about. We pray, ‘Oh, Lord, help him to get over his arthritis, or be happy in her relationship, or get the new car.’
But what does Paul pray? Under the inspiration of the Spirit, Paul prays that the Colossians would,
Know the will of God and walk worthy of Him;
Be fruitful and strengthened with His might;
Be patient and full of joy.
Those are the important issues. Those are the issues of eternity. So if you want to know how to pray for your kids, grandchildren, parents, or husband — listen to Paul pray.
John Courson 11 Sep Devotional
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