Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Prayer

I have a couple friends who I prayed for this morning...I was actually thinking of another verse, and went to look it up, but instead, this is what jumped out at me.

Philippians 1:3~11 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. 7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart, for whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God's grace with me. 8 God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. 9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ~to the glory and praise of God.

and one more...

Colossians 1:9~14 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 know that it's easier said than done... but take heart, and have encouragement over these words of peace that Paul speaks of. God is in control, and in whatever situation, He will be glorified. My friends that I prayed for this morning are strong, faithful women of God, and He will be with them, no matter what. No matter what. I hope these words encourage both of you...you know who you are. I love you both dearly, we are truly sisters in Christ.

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