A prayer for my family

I read this passage the other day.  I think it was actually on Tuesday night.  It really struck me.  I’m trying to pray it often for Tim, for Caleb, for “Baby Bubbles”, and for me.

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.

We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.

Colossians 1:9-14

We ask God to give you complete knowledge of His will and 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.  

WHO would NOT want that???  Wisdom and understanding…..such elusive commodities a lot of times.  I feel they are anyway.  And having “complete knowledge of His will”????  Uh, ya, I’ll take some of that!  Anyone else??

And this verse gives us a promise!  (Always look for those “thens”….and pay attention to what is before them!)  If we do A, then B will happen.  We will live lives of honor, we will please our loving Father, and our lives will produce good fruit.  Sounds pretty nice to me!

We also pray that you will be strengthened with all His glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need.  May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father.

Endurance and patience….something our house desperately needs…anyone else??

So, I guess this is saying that being thankful leads to joy.  Hmmmmm……so maybe we should look for things to be thankful for.

I don’t know about you, but life is pretty intense right now.  It is V E R Y easy for us to find things to complain about, wish could be changed, lament over, etc.  O, so easy!  But there are also plenty of things we can find to be thankful for.  They may take a little more intentionality to find sometimes, but there are plenty there.

And when we turn our hearts to choose thankfulness, joy follows.

Just thought I’d pass along those verses.  I liked them, I thought you might too.

 

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One thought on “A prayer for my family

  1. These are some of my favortie verses. I need His wisdom and revelation every day. Praying He will pour out grace for your familiy as you lean into Him and ask for wisdom. May He continue to strengthen you and restore those things the locusts have eaten. He is able.

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