9 So we have not stopped praying for you since we first
heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to
give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10 Then the way you live will
always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of
good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and
11 We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his
glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May
you be filled with joy, 12 always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to
share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. 13
For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the
Kingdom of his dear Son, 14 who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.
(Colossians 1:9-14 NLT)
Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for your spiritual
understanding that allows us to see your wisdom and not man’s foolish wisdom. We thank you that because of your knowledge, our eyes are
opened – we see the tricks of the enemy, the deception and the lies around us.
We ask for forgiveness of our sins, sins against you and each other; sins that have harmed us and kept us off the path you have for us.
for our nation – for an awakening of hearts, an answer to the call you have
given this land to return to you. We pray for our leaders – for a return to the
God of Truth and Love , the One and Only God; to call upon your Son as their
Lord and Savior and bear the fruit of a true believer.
We pray for your
children to answer the call; to live a life that honors you and by sharing you
and your love with the lost and backslidden. We pray for boldness and strength to speak out the truth and not be ashamed. We pray for all of your children to unite together, to grow in you and your Word, serving you and following your will.
We thank you for your Son – who has
delivered us from the darkness of this world and delivered us into your eternal
Kingdom of life and light. We love you and thank you Lord, we want to honor you
with our praise, for only you are worthy of all honor and glory! In Jesus’ name
we pray ~ AMEN!
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