COLOSSIANS CHAPTER I PRAYER, 18.11.19
PAUL provided us with wonderful examples of how to pray according to God’s heart’s desire. These prayers are models for God’s people to follow, and build upon.
We have many examples of prayer throughout Scripture. This week STUDY CORNER is going to look specifically at NT samples of prayer provided by Paul.
Our first sample is the little prayer in Colossians Chapter 1. It is a small, short prayer; but it packs a punch.
Although this is a prayer in which Paul is interceding for the new Congregation at Colossae, it does not intend that one cannot or should not pray this prayer for one’s self. Not only can we, but we would be well-advised to do so. There is such benefit from praying into what our Lord has desired, and provided for our spiritual growth. God’s Heart’s desire is “that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,” (Phil.3:10), as much as possible during this life on earth, that we may attain to that resurrection power (Phil.3:11).
READ/STUDY THE FOLLOWING PASSAGES with a view to digging a bit deeper @ MENTORING CORNER & putting these passages into a personal format.
9 For this reason also, ever since we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We keep asking God that you might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding—
10 to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God.
11 We pray that you may be strengthened with all the power that comes from His glorious might, for you to have all kinds of patience and steadfastness. With joy
12 we give thanks to the Father, who qualified you to share in the inheritance of the kedoshim in the light.
13 He rescued us from the domain of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son whom He loves.
14 In Him we have redemption—the release of sins.
Scripture taken from TLV (Tree of Life Version).
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