We talked about this passage in our Sunday school class, and I have not stopped thinking about it since.
Praying Scripture is such a powerful practice- I have been amazed how my prayer life is transformed when I use God’s Word.
9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and 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, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
When we are praying for others, sometimes we don’t know what to say- because what they are hoping for- that job or move, etc- may not be God’s will.
That’s what I love about praying Scripture- it helps give us a guide- a way to pray powerfully for those we love and with confidence that we are also seeking God’s will for them as well.
This is a great prayer for our children too. Blessings on you, as you seek God through prayer.