9For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
One of the most important things that I can do in my life, and that I can teach other people to do, is to ask the right questions. So many times in life the difference between success and failure is asking the right questions. When the right question is asked it leads to the best answers. Finding answers leads to direction for our lives and that’s a great thing to have, as long as it’s the right direction.
As we said yesterday, Paul prays for his fellow believers, and in this way he is showing them love. Part of loving our brother and sister in Christ is praying for them. But what did Paul pray for them…
Paul prayed that the Colossians “might be filled with the knowledge of his will…” That means that he was praying that the Colossians would know what God wants for them. What a great thing to pray for the people we should love. “God would you help __________ to know what direction they need to take. Help them understand what you want for their marriage/job/future/morality/kids etc etc?”
Part of knowing God’s will is asking that question in the first place! God what do you want? What is your will?! Of course, God’s will is revealed in his Word.
To pray that prayer for someone else, you have to be praying it for yourself too! What does God want for you to do?