“And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ… that I may proclaim it clearly.”Colossians 4:3-4
Start by praying the words below written by an author and pastor in Franklin, Tennessee, Scotty Smith. Then add your own words of intercession for loved ones, missionaries, and those in authority over you.
“Dear Lord Jesus, I stand convicted about how sporadic my prayer life has been of late on behalf of servants of the gospel. Unfortunately, it’s often a case of ‘out of sight, out of mind,’ and therefore off the radar screen of prayer. That’s not an excuse but a lament and confession of sin.
“My great consolation is in knowing that no one is more watchful and devoted to prayer than you, Lord Jesus. You’re always praying for us; indeed, you never stop. In fact, you pray faithfully and joyfully for us what we’d pray for ourselves, if we knew what you knew!
“Because you pray, we can pray with confidence. I’m so grateful for your steadfast, vigilant intercession, especially in light of my own brokenness and need of your loving care. Sometimes my own weakness is the best motivation and fuel for praying for others.”
1 Samuel 12:19-25
“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone.” (1 Timothy 2:1)
Bible In A Year
- Ezekiel 19-20
- Psalm 140
- Colossians 1-2