Wednesday Inspiration & Friday Prayer Link
Thank you all for your commitment to pray for others, for specific needs, for situations in their lives, and that God would continue His work in and through us all as we grow in Him.
Our focus in these upcoming Friday prayer times will be on prayers from scripture.
However, first let me share a prayer from Voices Together. May this become your heart’s cry.
O Risen Christ, you breathe your Holy Spirit on us and you tell us: “Peace be yours.”
Opening ourselves to your peace – letting it soften the harsh and rocky ground of our hearts – means preparing ourselves to be bearers of reconciliation, wherever you may place us.
But you know at times we are at a loss.
So come lead us to wait in silence, to let a ray of hope shine forth in our world.
This Friday we will again focus our time on a prayer of the apostle Paul, written to the church at Colosse. In this prayer, Paul again indicates that “since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you….”
As you spend time meditating on and reading this prayer, I invite you to substitute for the “you”, the names of people that you wish to lift up to God. You may possibly name a family member, a child, a friend or co-worker, the list could go on. Pray with intent and invite the Holy Spirit to bring the names of people to your mind.
And then give Thanks to God for what He will do in that individual’s life.
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,[a] 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[b] to share in the inheritance of his holy people 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.
May God encourage you as you pray, and fill you with His joy!