And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. (Colossians 1:9, 10 ESV)
Paul writes to the church to encourage them and in so doing shows his practice of daily prayer for them. He provides us with a model for our own lives. We too must be in daily prayer for the church and for our families. Prayer for others brings us into God’s will and into God’s presence, and brings those we pray for into God’s blessing. What a triple treat!
For whom can you pray this prayer today?
Ask God to give you joy through daily prayer for others.
McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: 1 Kings 14, Co 1, Ez 44, Ps 35
Mom and dad, grandparents, brothers and sisters, cousins, pastors and friends.