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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

In His Word Wednesday: Colossian 1:9-12; Part 6

We often drop to our knees with a petition to God. A lot of the times it's just to roll our burdens upon God. There is much more to prayer than a passionate plea for God to intervene. Paul often spoke intriguing prayers. We find one of them in Colossians 1:9-12:

(9)For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
(10)that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
(11)strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and long suffering with joy;
(12)giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.

In this prayer, Paul covers 7 areas of our lives that needs a daily touch of God. Over the next several weeks, I will discuss each area on my Wednesday "In His Word" post.

Part 6 is found in verse 11, "strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power." Most of our lives are extremely busy, being filled with a multitude of task. It's very easy to lose strength, not just in physical body but in mind and soul. In these instances it is easy to stumble and fall. Ask God daily to strengthen you...and He will.


  1. Thanks for the reminder. Prayer is for relationship with God not just a one way petition on our part.

  2. Very thoughtful post. I don't have speakers right now so couldn't listen to Matthew West's song but I read the prayer as it scrolled - very powerful.

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  3. I am fed! Thank you. I'm looking forward to more of your In His Word Wednesday posts. I'm following you!

    Thanks so much also for visiting and commenting on my blog.

  4. Thanks for following.
    Sarah sorry you couldn't hear the song. It's on my mp3 player and I listen to it when I exercise. Great motivation.
    Brooke, the older I get the more I realize prayer is the key.


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