Colossians 1:9 – Verse of the Day 2/19/14
Paul’s prayer for the Colossians follows his remarks about the good report he had previously received about their growth in faith. Therefore Paul’s prayer indicates that even though they had already grown a great deal, they still needed to rely upon God’s help for further growth. Knowledge, wisdom, and understanding are gifts that God gives us, and so we should ask God to give them to us and to others.
Spend some time in prayer, thanking God not only for saving you, but for helping you to grow in faith. Think of specific ways that God has changed your desires and your actions, and thank God for His work in you. Think of other areas that need further growth, and ask the Lord to help you grow in those areas as well. Thank the Lord for the gift of His salvation, and pray that He would continue to give you more and more knowledge, wisdom, and understanding; finally, pray that you would increasingly live according to those gifts.