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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Awesome Prayer for God's Wisdom

Again, I'm in Colossians today, this time let's back up to chapter 1.

Col 1:9-14
9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may 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, and joyfully
12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.
13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,
14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

I love this prayer Paul prayed and I have written it out
so you can pray it over yourself or someone else.
I love to pray the Word!
Not in a repetitive, meaningless way-

but speaking it out because it is life and power!!

(Insert "I" and "me" or the name of the one you are praying for.)

Lord, I ask You to fill _____________ with the knowledge of Your will through
all spiritual wisdom and understanding.

I pray this in order that ____________may live a life worthy of You Lord
and may please You in every way.

That _________ may bear fruit in every good work,
growing in the knowledge of You God.

That ____________ would be strengthened with all power according to
Your glorious might.

So that ____________ may have great endurance and patience,
and joyfully give thanks to You Father, who has qualified ____________ to
share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.

For You have rescued ___________ from the dominion of darkness
and brought ___________ into the kingdom of the Son You love,
in whom ___________ have been redeemed and forgiven!

In the mighty name of Jesus I pray, amen!


Susan said...

So good, so true, and so always available to us!!!

Anonymous said...


Love this prayer! I pray something similar over family and friends from Ephesians 1:17-21.

Thanks for the reminder!


Sharon Brumfield said...

Thank you for this prayer today.
I am so thankful that God would even consider putting His goodness inside of me.
Thank you for your sweet words.

Thoughts of a Mom said...

That is a great prayer. Thanks for sharing it with everyone.

Kristen said...

Love this prayer... I am going to print it out! I love praying the Word too! Oh the power!

Middle-Aged Moi said...


Praise and Coffee said...

Dori, I love that one too!

Our God is so good!

Heather said...

Amen! Powerful.

Momma Roar said...

Your blog is so encouraging and uplifting - so that tells me you are too! Thank you for stopping by my blog - I will definately come back!

BTW, I love your music choices listed in your profiles. And, my brother in law and his wife adopted a little girl from China about 6 years ago. She'll turn 7 in November!

Blessings to you,
Leigh Ann

Heather C said...

As I began reading the scripture I thought to myself, "Wow... I'm praying this over the man - whoever he is - that God has already picked out to be our new pastor. I don't even know who it is... but I can pray this prayer over him! And then I finished your post and you asked us to fill in the blank. God is so good! :)

Praise and Coffee said...

Great idea Heather!

Amrita said...

i prayed this prayed Sue. Its just so uplifting and brings me closer to God.I pray this for other people too.

Roo said...

yah! i am praying this prayer for the people in my life that i might perceive as my "ememy" or at least ones that i think do not like me very much! MAY GOD RESTORE all things in His correct order!


gail said...

i LOVE colossians. thanks for sharing this. it is so, so, soooooooooo good!

ps. found your blog surfing around blogs. good stuff.

Susan Skitt said...

Thanks! Great idea.

In the last year, I've found the pleasure of praying God's Word back to him. I found a great list of verses to claim for our children and it's given me more specifics to pray for other than the usual.

Here's the first five, but the list was called "31 Virtues to pray for our Kids" by Bob Hostetler.

1-Salvation (Is. 45:8, 2 Tim. 2:10)
2-Growth in grace (2 Pet. 3:18)
3-Love (Gal. 5:25, Eph. 5:2)
4-Honesty and integrity (Ps. 25:21)
5-Self Control (IThess. 5:6)

(It's under my sidebar in the label called prayer - and shame on me, I need to write more about prayer because there was only one post on the subject!)

Bev Brandon @ The Fray said...

thanks for the your so evident heart for your beautiful God!

Toknowhim said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think it was Beth Moore that first got my thinking about praying the scriptures. It is something that I have wanted to do, but often forget... thanks for the reminder once again. Blessings

Anonymous said...

I. LOVE. this! Thanks for writing that out for us, Sue.

Scarlet said...

I haven't been here in a while and I picked the best date to come back(actually, God did...I give Him the glory). I prayed the prayer for myself and my family. Thanks for posting this up for us. You are a Godsend.

Paul said...

Blogged over from A Chelsea Morning. Love, the title of your blog "Praise and Coffee" since that is my ministry.

Thanks for sharing the prayer!

Blessings from Hill Country Thoughts - A Coffee Cup Ministry!

Writing for the King,


Glass Half Full said...

We were in this passage at church this morning. How timely I visit your blog to read it again!

Thanks for stopping by.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog - I will definately come back!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this prayer. I am sure anyone who uses this and adapt it as their own prayer will be blessed.

Redemption and forgiveness of sins, the epitome of His death on the cross.

Karen Hossink said...

Thanks for sharing this, Sue. I'm praying for my husband today...He's in the midst of opening a new business and needs godly wisdom!

Anonymous said...

I love that prayer. I have it written out on a separate paper in my Bible and pray it for family and friends as often as I come across it. Thanks for the encouragement as always.

Steffie B. said...

Excellent....I am having such a hard time with this current wait time. I needed this.....thank you so much for your awesome blog that just radiates God's love for us.

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

wow - just wow - thank you

AdoptedAsHisOwn said...

awesome post!! Isn't it amazing how we, as Mothers, have the awesome opportunity to change our loved ones lives through prayer! Praise God!

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