Saturday, January 26, 2013

Praying for Others

Colossians 1:9 -- “So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.”

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Do you ever want to pray for others, especially others who do not yet know Christ or who need support in their spiritual walk, but don’t know how to or where to start? Paul has given us the answer to that dilemma -- put Colossians 1:9 into action by praying it over others and over yourself.

We can lead and teach others, but we cannot make others know Christ or understand His Word -- that is between God and that individual. However, we can pray that God will put spiritual wisdom and understanding in their heart and that they will come to know Him as Savior.

Paul exclaims “we have not stopped praying for you.” It is important to continue praying for a person or a situation. God hears relentless prayers and acts on them. By being faithful in prayer for others you can truly make a difference.

Dear Lord,
Open my heart to complete knowledge of your will and give me spiritual wisdom and understanding. I want to lift up those in my life who do not know you as Lord, please press on them understanding and wisdom. Help me be faithful in prayer and to pray relentlessly.

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