Tag: Colossians 1:9-12

Empowering prayer for others!

Scripture reading for March 5th:  Numbers 8-11, Colossians 1

Key Scriptures:  Colossians 1:9-12 “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.  May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.”  

Paul prayed for the believers he had been told about, asking God for spiritual gifting and increased understanding and knowledge of God.  He knew God was glorified when they would produce fruit as a result of knowing His will and doing it.  Growth spiritually is not always instantaneous, but requires patience and endurance through many setbacks and obstacles.  Prayer is the best thing we can do for new believers–and older saints!

Numbers 11:24-25  “So Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord.  And he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people and placed them around the tent. Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders.  As soon as the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied.  But they did not continue doing it.”  

Faith Confession and prayer:  Lord, fill me with the Holy Spirit and wisdom today that I might speak Your Word with boldness and understanding.  Thank You for the prayers of Paul that inspire me to pray for myself and others.

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Thankful for Knowledge of His will!

Scripture reading for July 10th:  Psalm 139-143

Key Scriptures:  Psalm 143:9-12  “Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord, for I hide myself in You.  Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; may Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.  For Your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life; in Your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.  In Your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am Your servant.”  

The psalmist faces a desperate situation where God is his only refuge!  He clings to the Lord and hides himself there in His presence.  He asks for instruction in God’s will and the leading of the Holy Spirit.  He asks God to preserve his life and bring him out of this trouble, silencing his enemies and foes.  God is his last and best hope!

A knowledge of His will:  “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.  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, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you might have great endurance and patience, . .” (Colossians 1:9-12)

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