“Grace is an outrageously relational term.”
– Dr. Ed Khouri
“How is the indwelling Spirit not relational?” – David Crabtree

Praying Paul – Paul Prays for the Colossians Part 2

Paul continues his prayer-filled encouragement of the Colossian believers. Read this section through slowly and carefully, looking for ways to make this prayer yours.

Our beloved coworker, Epaphras, was there from the beginning to thoroughly teach you the astonishing revelation of the gospel, and he serves you faithfully as Christ’s representative. He’s informed us of the many wonderful ways love is being demonstrated through your lives by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.

Since we first heard about you, we’ve kept you always in our prayers that you would receive the perfect knowledge of God’s pleasure over your lives, making you reservoirs of every kind of wisdom and spiritual understanding. We pray that you would walk in the ways of true righteousness, pleasing God in every good thing you do.

Then you’ll become fruit-bearing branches, yielding to his life, and maturing in the rich experience of knowing God in his fullness!

And we pray that you would be energized with all his explosive power from the realm of his magnificent glory, filling you with great hope.

Your hearts can soar with joyful gratitude when you think of how God made you worthy to receive the glorious inheritance freely given to us by living in the light. – Col 1:7-12​ (TPT)

Now personalize this by saying “I PRAY…”

  • that love will be demonstrated through my life by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
  • that I would receive the perfect knowledge of God’s pleasure over my life making me a reservoir of every kind of wisdom and spiritual understanding.
  • that I would walk in the ways of true righteousness, pleasing God in every good thing I do.
  • That I’ll become a fruit-bearing branch, yielding to his life, and maturing in the rich experience of knowing God in his fullness!
  • that I would be energized with all his explosive power from the realm of his magnificent glory, filling me with great hope.
  • that my heart can soar with joyful gratitude when I think of how God made me worthy to receive the glorious inheritance freely given to me by living in the light.

Pray this prayer through very day for yourself and your family. God will most certainly “come through” in a powerful way.

David Crabtree
Author: David Crabtree

David & Narelle have spent more than 30 years in Senior Leadership and were the founding senior pastors of DaySpring Church (Sydney) where they led for 27 years. They currently are living in Celina, Texas where they are teachers, preachers, conference speakers, and authors. They have 2 children with 6 grandchildren. Life's good! David and Narelle are also members of the Bethel Leaders Network (BLN) and have a role as BLN Builders.

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