Colossians 1:9-12 (New International Version, ©2011)
9 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, 10 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, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 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.
I love to read the prayers that are recorded in the Bible. It lets you understand how the person was thinking and what was on their heart. In Colossians 1:9-12, Paul prays a great prayer. Because we know that the Holy Spirit inspired Paul to write this letter, we know that God was leading Paul to pray this prayer. I will write this prayer in my own words:
God, could you fill each person with the knowledge, full understanding and spiritual wisdom of your will?
God, could you help each person live a life that is worthy of You and a life that would please Jesus?
God, could you help each person to be fruitful in all the good works you have for them?
God, could you help each person to grow in their knowledge and understanding of You?
God, could you give each person all the strength that they need to face every situation in life?
God, could you help each to endure tough situations with patience?
God, could you help each person to be full of joy and thanksgiving?
Wow. That is a super prayer! Oh Lord, answer this prayer in my life! Jesus is praying this prayer for you right now. You can pray this prayer for someone else. Pick someone you love and pray this prayer for them today.