Sunday, August 8, 2010

Colossians 1:8–10

"He [Epaphras] has told us about the love for others that the Holy Spirit has given you. 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. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better."
There is a wonderful prayer here, tucked in among words that show the goal: lives pleasing to God, love for others, and knowing God better each day. The prayer? For complete knowledge of what God wants to do in our lives, and spiritual wisdom and understanding. What a good prayer to pray for your spouse, children, church leaders, and anyone you care about! You can know it will be answered, because it's a prayer God's word teaches us to pray.