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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 Gateway.







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 fills us all with all we need.