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Prayer Focus: December 6, 2020

How to pray for Brothers and Sisters in Christ

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding: That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.

Colossians 1:9-13

They prayed for the church to have:

  1. The knowledge of His will
  2. Wisdom
  3. Spiritual understanding
  4. Strength from the power of God
  5. Patience
  6. Joy in long-suffering

Paul also explained why they prayed for these things:

  1. So the people would please the Lord in how they walk with Him.
  2. So that they would be fruitful in every way.
  3. So that their knowledge of God would increase.
  4. So that  they would have patience.
  5. So that they would have joy in their longsuffering.
excerpt from: the World Network of Prayer