9 Because of this, since the day we heard about you, we haven’t stopped praying for you and asking for you to be filled with the knowledge of God’s will, with all wisdom and spiritual understanding. 10 We’re praying this so that you can live lives that are worthy of the Lord and pleasing to him in every way: by producing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God; 11 by being strengthened through his glorious might so that you endure everything and have patience; 12 and by giving thanks with joy to the Father. He made it so you could take part in the inheritance, in light granted to God’s holy people. 13 He rescued us from the control of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son he loves. 14 He set us free through the Son and forgave our sins. (Colossians 1:9-14, CEB)
We have not stopped praying for you. We are always asking God to fill you with knowledge and understanding of the will of God. We are asking that your lives will be beacons for those around you to see and point towards God.
Do you pray for those who you know like this?
These are people at this point that Paul may not actually know, but he has heard about them. Paul is praying for those who he hasn’t met yet, that they would point people to God.
How can we pray for people in our neighborhood and around the world that they might have knowledge of God’s will and the power to be lights in the darkness?
Love People. Love God.