Pray for One Another
Our Monday night Bible study group has been studying the book of Colossians. What an amazing letter! And, I’m still pretty sure Paul wrote to the church at Colossae convinced that they suffered from A.D.D.
Of the many mind-blowing points made in Colossians is the prayer Paul sends in Colossians chapter 1.
We heard of your faith…love…hope… bringing forth fruit.
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the kingdom of light.
What if – in the midst of preparing for annual audits, trying to stay on top of always-changing rules, shaking our heads at the “Parking Tax,” and all of the on-campus duties we all have – we took time daily – or hourly – or… to pray for one another. Pray for your team, your leaders, students and their families, friends at other institutions, people in the third world…
And, what if we did all of this by “…teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”