2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Paul is beginning to wind up his letter with prayer requests of the Colossians. He began this letter letting them know that he prays for them & now is requesting the same from them. A full circle of relationship.
As amazing as Paul was in preaching & sharing the gospel he still needed and wanted prayer support from other believers. This is really where we come into community as followers of Jesus, praying for others, being involved in each other’s lives, both those we know and are close to and those we only hear of that need God’s power & intervention in their circumstances. We all need faithful people in our lives, as Paul did, in relationship with the Holy Spirit, to be praying for us.
Who can you/I be praying for today .. who is praying for you/me?
Lord, help us all to be more committee, faithful and supportive in prayer, being watchful and thankful for the community of believers you have placed us amongst.
Written by Suzie Hodgson