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Praying for Christians everywhere

Colossians 1:9-14 Since we first heard about you, we’ve been praying and asking God to fill you with spiritual wisdom, insight, and understanding so you may walk in a way that’s worthy and pleasing to the Lord – bearing the fruit of good work and growing in knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power according to God’s glorious might. May you endure with patience and joy, giving thanks to our Father, Who has qualified and enabled you to share with the saints – the inheritance of God’s holy people who live in The Light. May our Father rescue you from the power of darkness and transport you into the Kingdom of the Son Who Is Loved, Who loves you, forgives sin and redeems. ©2015, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in Colossians, using a variety of translations found on Bible Gatewa y.

Paul's prayer for us and the church

I (the Apostle Paul) have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all who believe in Him, and so I cannot stop myself from giving thanks for you every time I pray! And, oh, how I pray for God the Father of Glory in our Lord Jesus Christ to give you the Spirit of Wisdom and reveal to you the knowledge you need so your enlightened heart will know and acknowledge the hope to which you are called. Oh, what riches God gives to the people of God! Oh, what vast and endless power we have when we believe in the work of God for God put this power to work in Christ when God raised Him from the dead and seated Him as Truth in heavenly places far above all earthly laws and above all rulers and authorities and powers of every kind – above every name – not only now but in times to come. For God has put all things under the feet of Christ and made Him the head over all things of the church, which is the Body of Christ, full of God, Who