Prayer for Colossians

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Dear Lord Jesus I love You but want to love You more. I trust You but want to trust You more. Help me to rest so securely in You and to abide in You that Your love flows through me to others – bringing praise and honour to Your holy name, AMEN.

“Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,”
(Colossians 1:4)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:4

Thank You Lord that I have heard and responded to the gospel of grace and that by believing in Him, I have a hope reserved for me in heaven. May this blessed hope overflow in an unshakable trust in Your word of truth - and a deep love for all the body of Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN

“For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;”
(Colossians 1:5)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:5

Thank You Father for the living, powerful and glorious gospel of Christ, which was planted in my heart, by many faithful witnesses. I pray that I too may be a good and faithful servant and abide in Your love, day-by-day.. in spirit and in truth. I pray that I may bring forth the precious fruit of faith, of love, of hope and of righteousness. Help me I pray to grow in grace, and in a knowledge of You - to Your praise and glory.. and in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

“Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:”
(Colossians 1:6)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:6

Heavenly Father, thank You for the example of Epaphras, whose service, prayer, dedication and faithfulness, demonstrated a life that placed Jesus in His rightful position, and whose desire was the salvation of the lost and the progressive sanctification of his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. I pray that I may seek to share the good news of the gospel with the unsaved, encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ, pray fervently for the spiritual well-being of others and develop an attitude of humility of heart toward my co-labourers in the gospel. Give me a teachable spirit, keep me from being offended, and enable me to live in the unity of the faith... in the bond of peace, with my fellow-labourers in the gospel - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;”
(Colossians 1:7)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:7

Heavenly Father, I pray that in Your goodness and grace I would put off the things of the fleshly-self and walk, moment by moment in spirit and truth to Your praise and glory.. so that others may see of my love in the Spirit to the praise and glory of God. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.”
(Colossians 1:8)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:8

Purity Prayer - To Flee Fornication

Dear Lord God, I seek a true inner purity that only comes from You and I come to You, knowing that I stand unclean, impure and wretched before Your perfect throne of purity and truth. Lord I ask Your forgiveness for the way that I have not honoured You with my body – knowing that I have engaged in many impure acts and unchaste thoughts. I confess that I am unworthy to even kneel before Your perfect presence – and yet I now understand that Christ died to pay the price for all my sins and all my impurities. Thank You that by believing in Jesus, Who died to pay the price for all my sins, You have washed me clean from every dishonouring act. Thank You Father.

Help me Lord to flee fornication and all the accompanying evils that flow from illicit sexual relationships and unclean thoughts – knowing that my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who dwells in me and lives within my heart. Help me to keep my outward actions and inner thoughts pure before Your eyes – whether I am in the public view or hid in a secret place, and away from the gaze of the world’s eye.

Purify the eyes of my heart and help me to keep the focus of my mind on the Lord Jesus - and develop in me I pray, thoughts, words, deeds and motives that are pure in Your sight and that will honour Your Holy name, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen

“For 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;”
(Colossians 1:9)
Category: Prayer for Purity

Prayer For a Fruitful Life

Fill me Father with Your Spirit of the Vine of Christ Jesus my Lord and may I bring forth fruit, more fruit – much fruit to glorify Your Holy name – I pray in Jesus name, my precious heavenly Vine,

Amen

“That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;”
(Colossians 1:10)
Category: Prayers on Abiding in Christ

Heavenly Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ that they may be strengthened with all power according to Your glorious might, so that in Christ.. they may patiently endure amidst the trials and difficulties of life - with all joy in believing, knowing that Your strength is made perfect in our weakness - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;”
(Colossians 1:11)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:11

Heavenly Father, thank You that in Your grace You designed Your amazing plan of redemption so that lost sinners such as I could be redeemed by the shed blood of Christ Jesus my Lord. May I never forget what it cost You to die for me - my heart overflows with rejoicing, thanksgiving and praise.. for all You have done for me, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:”
(Colossians 1:12)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:12

Dear heavenly Father, thank You for delivering me up from the domain of darkness and transferring me in to the kingdom of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who died so that I might live - all praise to His name, AMEN.

“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:”
(Colossians 1:13)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:13

Heavenly Father, thank You for loving us so much that You sent the Lord Jesus to become one of us - so that in Him men and women might have redemption in Christ - the forgiveness of sins. Thank You that I have an eternal inheritance that is kept for us in heaven. Help me to trust Your word, to live by faith and not by sight.. to walk in spirit and truth and to love others with a Christ-like love, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”
(Colossians 1:14)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:14

Thank You Father that You sent Your only begotten Son into the world, which He made.. to become one of us, so that we might be reconciled back to Yourself and become children of God and joint-heirs with Christ, Who is the firstborn over all creation and before Whom we bow in reverend worship and praise for ever and ever, AMEN

“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:”
(Colossians 1:15)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:15

Heavenly Father, when I consider the enormity of Who the Lord Jesus is and what He has done to save my soul, I stand in awe of You, knowing that He was wounded for my transgressions, bruised for my iniquities; died on the cross so that I might be forgiven of my sins and rose again to give me His resurrected life. I humbly kneel before You in praise and grateful thanks - for He alone is worthy and in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:”
(Colossians 1:16)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:16

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your word of truth and for revealing Christ to us through the Scriptures. Thank You that He set aside His eternal glory and came to dwell among us as a Man and identified with our sinfulness so that by faith we could be forgiven of our sins and be identified with His righteousness. Thank You that in Him we live and move and have our being and that He holds all things together by the strength of His great and mighty power. Thank You that in Christ we have been made children of God - through time and into eternity - AMEN.

“And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
(Colossians 1:17)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:17

Heavenly Father, what a glorious truth that in Christ alone our hope is found and by His death and resurrection we have an assurance that we too will be raised incorruptible from the dead. Thank You that as part of His body I have been imputed with His righteousness and made a new creation in Christ.. by grace though faith in Him. Thank You that I am a member of His Body and that through His resurrection I too will be raised, AMEN.

“And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”
(Colossians 1:18)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:18

Thank You Father for Your simple, sublime gospel of grace – which has saved me from my sin and placed me in Christ – in Whom all fullness dwells. Help me to understand more of Your Word and to develop a simple child-like faith, that is so pleasing to You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;”
(Colossians 1:19)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:19

Loving Lord and Heavenly Father, the more I reflect upon the sacrifice of Your life for mine, the more I am stunned by the enormity of what is means – that You should love me so much that You would pour out Your own life-blood for me – I stand in awe of You and pray that I may live my life as unto the Lord, AMEN.

“And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.”
(Colossians 1:20)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:20

Father, may I never forget the tremendous and terrible price that it cost You to redeem me to Yourself. I know that there is nothing that I can add to my salvation, for it was paid in full by Jesus Christ.. the innocent Lamb of God, Who became the sacrifice for sin - so that I might be forgiven of all my sin and live eternally with You - praise His holy name, AMEN.

“And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled”
(Colossians 1:21)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:21

Thank You Father for reconciling the world back to Yourself through the death of Jesus Christ my Lord and forgiving my sins so that I may be clothed in Christ' righteousness. I pray that the wonder of this glorious truth will never be exhausted in my life in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:”
(Colossians 1:22)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:22

Heavenly Father, thank You that my salvation, sanctification and glorification does not depend on what I do but on what Christ has already done for me. Thank You that You have promised to build Your Church and will one day present us all to the Father in heaven... as a glorious Church.. not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that we will all be holy and without blemish before You - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;”
(Colossians 1:23)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:23

Loving heavenly Father, as I share the pressure, pain, problems and persecutions of my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, may I rejoice in my sufferings, knowing that in so doing I am helping to fill up the afflictions of Christ - to Your praise and glory. Thank You in Jesus name. AMEN.

“Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:”
(Colossians 1:24)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:24

Heavenly Father thank You for Your written word and the wonderful truths that are contained within its pages. Thank You that through Paul You have made known to us that precious mystery that was kept hidden in ages past - which is that Christ lives in me. Thank You that my old sinful nature was crucufied in Christ and that His new resurrected life has been imputed to me - and thank you Father, for the blessed hope that I have in Him, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;”
(Colossians 1:25)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:25

Heavenly Father, thank You for the ministry which was revealed to the apostle Paul.. and for the truths that are laid out for our learning in the God-breathed scriptures. I pray that You would lead and guide me into full maturity and that in turn You would use me to encourage others brothers and sisters in Christ, to Your praise and glory, AMEN.

Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:”
(Colossians 1:26)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:26

Heavenly Father, I stand increasingly amazed at the privileged position that You have bestowed on sinners such as I, who by grace through faith in Christ have been given the riches of the glory of this mystery.. that was hidden in ages past but which was revealed to us through Paul. May I live and work to Your praise and glory, for You alone are worthy, AMEN.

“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”
(Colossians 1:27)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:27

Heavenly Father, thank You for all the truths that are contained in Your word. Help me to read, mark, learn, inwardly digest and daily apply all that I am taught, so that I may grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus, to Your praise and glory, AMEN.

“Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:”
(Colossians 1:28)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:28

Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing ministry of the apostle Paul and for the many truths that You chose to reveal to Your church through him. Thank You for the indwelling Holy Spirit Who works mightily in me.. when I am prepared to submit my life into His hands. Keep me from the futile works of the flesh, which can only fail and leave me saying like Paul: 'O wretched man that I man that I am, who shall deliver me from this weak body of flesh'.. but help me to strive according to the mighty power that works in me - knowing that when I am weak in my own abilities then Your strength is perfected in me - thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.”
(Colossians 1:29)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 1:29

Heavenly Father, thank You that in Christ we have all that we need for life and godliness. I pray that together with other members of Your body we may earnestly contend for the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ and stand together.. united in Him, in love - for He is the Anchor of our soul and the Rock upon Whom our faith is built - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;”
(Colossians 2:2)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:2

Heavenly Father, thank You that in Christ I have all I need for life and godliness. Thank You that in Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Teach me Your way and keep me on the path of truth as I study Your word. Use me to touch the lives of those that are dead in sins and are looking for answers to life - knowing that the only answer is found in You - in Jesus name we pray, AMEN

“In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
(Colossians 2:3)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:3

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word of truth and the sound doctrine it contains.. I pray that You would guide me into all truth as I abide in Christ, study the scriptures and test the spirit of all teachings.. to see if it is from You. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.”
(Colossians 2:4)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:4

Heavenly Father, thank You for those that have had an influence on my life.. I pray that I may remain disciplined in my Christian walk and steadfast in my faith, so that Christ may be seen in me. Use me I pray to His praise and glory.. this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.”
(Colossians 2:5)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:5

Heavenly Father thank You for giving me all I need for a worthy walk - in Christ. Help me to walk worthy of the calling wherewith I have been called - may I learn to listen to the leading of Your Holy Spirit and walk in spirit and truth, in HIM, all the days of my life - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:”
(Colossians 2:6)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:6

Prayer Of Gratitude For Food

Thank You Father for Your day-by-day provision and for supplying all that we need for life and health. Thank You Lord that our table is daily filled with so many good things, just as You have promised and that You faithfully provide for all our bodily necessities.
 
Forgive us for the times when we have been faithless or forgetful of Your generous provision and yet You have never failed to provide the sustenance that we need for our daily life. Lord.. the blessing that fall from Your hand are good and gracious and we thank You that in Christ we lack no good thing.
 
Help us never to forget that all good things come from You and keep us from taking Your gracious provision for granted. Instill in each us a heart that is truly grateful and filled our mouths with praise and thanksgiving for our daily food.
                                                                                                                  
We thank You for all You bountiful supply and ask that You would continue to give us our daily bread for our bodily nourishment  - and to You we give all the praise and glory, in Jesus name
 
Amen.

“Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”
(Colossians 2:7)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus and that all things were made by Him and for Him. I realise that without Him there is no meaning in life. Keep me from being influenced by the enticing arguments, idle philosophies and crude notions of human traditions, which inevitably look for answers to life, anywhere except to the truth, which is only found in the Lord Jesus Christ as recorded in the Word of God. Thank You that He is the only way, the only truth and the only life. May I grow in grace and in a knowledge of Jesus day by day AMEN.

“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”
(Colossians 2:8)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:8

Loving Father thank You for this wonderful truth that Christ is ALL I need, that He is my completely sufficiency in all things and that in Christ I have already been made complete, simply because I trusted His name. Thank You Father, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”
(Colossians 2:9)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:9

Dear heavenly Father, what a thrilling truth – that I am spiritually complete through my union with Christ Jesus, my Saviour. Teach me all I need to know to become more and more like Jesus with every passing day, I ask in His name, AMEN.

“And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:”
(Colossians 2:10)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:10

Loving Father, thank You that I am Your child. I want to offer my life as a living sacrifice unto You, knowing that only in Christ can I be separated from this world – and that as I live in Him, so He will live through me, in His name I pray, AMEN.

“In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:”
(Colossians 2:11)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:11

Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You, for Your wonderful plan of redemption. How amazing to think that Christ identified with me and my sin, so that I could be identified with Him and His righteousness. Thank You that by faith I have been crucified with Christ buried with Him, and raised into newness of life. Thank You that I have been taken out of the old creation in Adam and identified with the new creation in Christ. How I praise You, that the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead, is now working in me - so that the power of sin and death, is broken in my life. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.”
(Colossians 2:12)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:12

Heavenly Father, thank You for the truth of Your word, that we have been made alive together with Christ and that we are accepted in HIM. Thank You that by His death and resurrection I have been forgiven of all my sins. Thank You that in Christ I have been brought back into eternal fellowship with You. Help me to walk in the light and to be a light to those that are dead in their trespasses and separated from the Father, and I pray that You would use me as a witness to the glorious gospel of grace, to those with whom I come in contact today, in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;”
(Colossians 2:13)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:13

Lord, I confess my need for a Saviour and praise Your name that you took away, forever, the punishment I deserve. Eternity seems insufficient time to thank You for your glorious sacrifice. I pray for those that are blinded to this wonderful truth and ask that You use me as an instrument to point those I meet today to the saving cross of Christ, In Jesus name, AMEN.

“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;”
(Colossians 2:14)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:14

Heavenly Father, I lift my voice in triumphant praise and joyful thanks for Christ's victory over sin, Satan, death and hell. Without Christ's willingness to suffer and die on the cross on my account, I would still be a slave to sin, under Satan's dominion, a transgressor of the law and estranged from You. But You have set me free through the shed blood of your dearly beloved Son - by grace through faith, so that I may love and worship You in spirit and in truth. I praise and thank You that You have already disarmed the satanic rulers and authorities and triumphed over them - making them a public example.. and pray that I may live my life as unto the Lord - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”
(Colossians 2:15)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:15

Heavenly Father, thank You that Christ died for me and paid the full price that was required of a guilty sinner. Thank You that in Him I am no longer under the curse of the Law and required to follow any religious rule and ritual, but have become part of a new creation, that is identified with Christ and His righteousness. Thank You that I am no longer under the old cursed creation, but am part of the new creation in Christ. Help me to live as Christ lived, to love as Christ loved and to do only those things that are pleasing in Your sight. Thank You, in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:”
(Colossians 2:16)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:16

Heavenly Father, thank You that Christ is the substance and reality of our faith, and that in Him we have been freed from slavery to sin. Thank You that we have been released from the bondage of legalistic rules, rituals and regulations, which were a mere shadow of things to come. Thank You for the wonderful way that you designed the Law, and the many Jewish rites, rituals, feasts and assignments, to be shadows of things to come, in order to point us to Christ, Who is the hope of our calling, and in Whose name we pray, AMEN

“Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.”
(Colossians 2:17)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:17

Heavenly Father, thank You for the wise warnings of Paul to the Church of Christ. Help us to be increasingly aware of the dangers of allowing the enemy of our soul to defraud us of our heavenly rewards, by falling for foolish flattery, deceptive practices, worldly philosophies and other empty deceptions of religious pretenders. Keep me low at the cross and broken before You and safeguard me from developing any false humility or from becoming egotistical and fleshly minded. Keep me safe from those that imagine that they have extra biblical access to the visionary sphere or who have become overly obsessed with the angelic realm. May my life die to my own desires and live for Christ, day by day - this I as in for His names sake, AMEN.

“Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,”
(Colossians 2:18)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:18

Thank You Father for the wonderful truths that are clearly revealed for us in Your word. Thank You for the many warnings against the false teachings and destructive philosophies that can ruin our testimony, stunt our spiritual growth and render our lives as fruitless. I pray that I may abide in Christ and He in me and that by Your grace I will mature in the faith and produce much fruit for Your praise and glory – and not me only Lord but may all those who have been called by Your name bear much fruit for Your greater praise and glory – this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.”
(Colossians 2:19)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:19

Heavenly Father, help me to reject the basic principles and religious practises of the world, that are so strong in the heart of fallen man. Thank You for reminding me, once again, that by faith I died with Christ and my life is hid with Christ, in God. May I never forget that I am no longer part of this fallen world system, but a citizen of heaven and identified with Christ's righteousness. Keep me from being influenced by the elementary principles and practices of this fallen world and may I live in a way that demonstrates that I am part of the new creation in Christ, and one with Him, in thought, word and deed. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,”
(Colossians 2:20)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 2:20

Loving Father help me to understand the precious relationship I have with Christ and what it means to be in Christ and to be seated with Him in heavenly places. Help me to set my heart on the wonderful things that You have prepared for those that love You, and more and more may I be a reflection of Christ to all those I meet today, in His name, pray AMEN.

“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.”
(Colossians 3:1)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:1

Loving Father, help me to keep the eyes of my heart on Jesus and the glorious eternal inheritance that You have reserved for me and all who have trusted You as Saviour, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”
(Colossians 3:2)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:2

Loving Father thank YOU that my life is hid with Christ in You, in His name I pray, AMEN.

“For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”
(Colossians 3:3)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:3

Thank You Father for the blessed hope that is set before all those that trust in Christ Jesus as Saviour. Thank You that I am in Christ and He is in me and that the day is coming when He will return to take us home to be with Himself in heaven. Help me to set my mind on things above and not on earthly things and to live my life in a way that is pleasing to You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”
(Colossians 3:4)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:4

Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You that my life is hid with Christ in God. Thank You that I am a new creation in Christ and have died to sin and been raised to life together with Him in heavenly places. Help me to live as unto the Lord and to lay aside all that is displeasing to You - and to set my mind on things above - where Christ is, seated at the right hand of the Father, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:”
(Colossians 3:5)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:5

Heavenly Father, thank You that I am no longer under Your wrath, but by faith have become Your child, and a member of Christ's body. Thank You that He died for my sin and rose again, breaking the power of sin and death in my life, and clothing me in His own righteousness. I pray that I may not be enticed by the things of this world that entrap the sons of disobedience... and pray that Your Holy Spirit would convict many lost souls today, of their need of salvation, by faith in Christ. This I ask in His precious name, AMEN.

“For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:”
(Colossians 3:6)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:6

Heavenly Father, I know that there are many times when the words I have uttered have dishonoured Your name. Forgive me for the times that I have lied, been carless in my speech, engaged in any form of double-talk or massaged the truth for my own personal gain. I pray that from this day forward the thoughts that develop in my mind would immediately be taken captive to You, so that the words that proceed from my mouth would honour Your name, and bring glory to our Saviour, Jesus Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;”
(Colossians 3:9)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:9

Heavenly Father, thank You that I am a new creation in Christ. Thank You that old things are done away with and all things have been made new in Him. I pray that in Him I might walk in spirit and truth and submit to the working of the Holy Spirit, so that day by day I come to know You more and love You better - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:”
(Colossians 3:10)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:10

Heavenly Father, thank You for the truth of Your word. Thank You that old things have passed away and all things have become new in Christ. Thank You that I have been transferred from the kingdom of Satan into the kingdom of Your dear Son - by faith in Him. Thank You that the old, cursed creation has been replaced by a new, perfect creation in Christ and that by faith in Him I have been transferred from the old creation to the new, and am being renewed daily - spirit, soul and body, until I stand face to face with Jesus - my Rock and my Redeemer. May I live my new life in spirit and truth to Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.”
(Colossians 3:11)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:11

Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You that even though I was dead in trespasses and sins and at enmity with You, I have been called by You and chosen to be a child of God and a joint-heir with Christ. Thank You that I am washed in the blood of the Lamb.. by grace through faith in Him and have been made a new creation in Christ and eternally positioned in Him - to Your praise and glory. Thank You that I have been set apart for His glory and I pray that in Him I may put on a heart of compassion and kindness - humility, gentleness and patience, so that Christ is all is all in my life, AMEN.

“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;”
(Colossians 3:12)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:12

Heavenly Father, thank You that in Christ Jesus, I have been forgiven of all my sins and declared to be righteous, by faith in Your dearly beloved Son. I have not always been ready to forgive those that have hurt or injured me, but thank You for freely forgiving me of my sin unconditionally, and forever. May I increasingly show forbearance and forgiveness towards my fellow men, and readily pardon all who have hurt or harmed me. Develop in me a spirit of gentleness, that shows the love of Christ to all with whom I come in contact, and may my life become a reflection of the beautiful love of Christ, Who died so that all who believe in Him might live - praise Your holy name for all Your goodness and grace towards the children of men, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”
(Colossians 3:13)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:13

Prayer Of Gratitude For Love

Thank You Lord for loving me so much that You sent Your only begotten Son to die on my behalf on a cruel cross and take upon Himself my sins. Thank You that He identified with my sinfulness so that I might be identified with His righteousness, by grace through faith in Christ. How grateful I am that while I was still a lost sinner Christ died for me.
 
How thankful I am Lord that You searched me out and found me and brought me back into Your family, even though I was dead in my sins and at enmity with You. Praise Your holy name, for You are a good God and Your loving-kindness endures forever and I will be eternally grateful that You are my God and I am Your child.
 
Thank You that You are my helper and healer. Thank You that You are my refuge and strength and  thank You that You have surrounded me with people who love me dearly.. and whom I love too. Lord I do not deserve any of Your grace and goodness and yet day by day You pour new and rich mercies into my lap and cover me with Your blessings. Praise God that You are the Rock of my Salvation,
 
Amen

“And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.”
(Colossians 3:14)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

Heavenly Father, I pray that the peace of God may rule in my heart with thanksgiving and praise, and if there is anything in my life that is preventing Your peace from guarding my heart today, I pray that You would show me. May I honour You in all I say and do and I pray that I may grow more like the Lord Jesus in my dealings with my brothers and sisters in Christ, so that Your peace may guard my heart and the peace of Christ may flow through me to others -  This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.”
(Colossians 3:15)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:15

Prayer Of Gratitude For All Of God’s Gifts

Oh Lord our God what a joy it is to open my eyes in the morning and to remember all of Your loving-kindness towards us all - and for the many gifts and graces that we enjoy day by day.

Thank You for shelter from the cold and for the rest and refreshment that is gained with a good nights sleep. Thank You for the joy of opening my eyes to a fresh day, where Your mercies are new every morning – what a wonderful and faithful God You are.

Thank You for my health and my home. Thank You for my family and my friends. Thank You for the many good gifts that You have been pleased to bestow on all Your children. Oh, thank You that You are my Father and that Christ Jesus is my Saviour –and thank You Lord, that I have the indwelling Holy Spirit to lead and to guide – to comfort and help - for I am never alone because You are ever by my side… Praise Your holy name for all the good gifts that You have graciously given me, in such rich abundance -in Jesus name I pray,

Amen
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
(Colossians 3:16)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

Heavenly Father, search my heart I pray and see if there is anything that is preventing me from living unto the Lord. May all I do in word and deed be carried out in the name of Jesus and to His praise and glory. Keep my eyes looking to Him and my heart ready to do His will. Thank You Father that I am called by His name. Thank You that You who started a good work in me will complete it in the day of Christ Jesus - to You be all honour and praise, thanksgiving and worship, AMEN.

“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”
(Colossians 3:17)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:17

Heavenly Father, thank You for ordaining that we are placed in families, and for guiding us in the biblical roles and responsibilities we have towards one another. Help me to be obedient to You, in thought word and deed, and help me to be an example of a godly life in my own family.. and to those, in the wider community, with whom I come in contact. Thank You for my own parents and thank You that I am Your child. May I live and work to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.”
(Colossians 3:20)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:20

Heavenly Father, there are many social injustices in the world for which we grieve in our heart. Help us to share the good news of the gospel of grace to those that are dead in their sins and may the fruit of our labour help to address issues of social injustices. Hasten the time of Your return, we pray – when the earth will be filled with the glory of God, as the waters cover the sea. AMEN.

“Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:”
(Colossians 3:22)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:22

Loving Lord, as I undertake the daily roles and responsibility in my life I pray that I will undertake it willingly, enthusiastically and to the best of my ability. I pray that in all I say and do I may do it unto You and for Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”
(Colossians 3:23)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:23

Heavenly Father, thank You that my eternal salvation, which is secure in Christ. Thank You that by faith in Him my sins have been forgiven - forever. I pray that I may live my life to Your praise and glory and that, whether at home or in the wider world, I may walk in humble obedience before You.. and do everything as unto the Lord. Thank You for Christ, Who gave His life for me. I pray that in everything I say and do.. I may live my life for Him, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.”
(Colossians 3:24)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:24

Heavenly Father, thank You for this truth.. that You are no respecter of persons. Thank You that my salvation does not rely on what I do to please You, but on what Christ has done on my account. Thank You that I have received eternal life as a free gift of Your grace through faith, and I pray that I will live worthy of my calling, and in a way that honours You. Help me to walk in humility of heart and in spirit and truth, irrespective of my circumstances - and enable me to carry out the work that You have given me to do - to Your honour and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.”
(Colossians 3:25)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 3:25

Heavenly Father, how I praise that thank You that there is no shadow of turning with You, and that You are no respecter of persons - but that each one of Your children are precious in Your sight. No matter what my circumstances, I pray that I would follow Christ's example of goodness and grace, kindness and integrity. I pray that I would be fair and honourable in all my dealings and that by Your grace, my life would reflect the beautiful character of Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.”
(Colossians 4:1)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 4:1

Prayer Of Gratitude For My Friends

Heavenly Father, how gracious You are to bring into my life my many precious friends - all of which have become so special to me in their own individual and unique way.
 
I feel so blessed to be surrounded with so many dear people that I love and care for, and for the knowledge that they also love and care for me too – and thank You for the support that I have so often received from different ones , during those times of difficulty and pain.
 
Thank You also for the valuable lessons that I have learned through… some of which have been very difficult, and yet I have been have enabled through their loving support and encouragement to grow spiritually and emotionally – and gain wisdom and insight in so many important ways.
 
Help me to be the sort of friend that is always there for others. An ear to listen, a hand to help and a heart to comfort – and help me to grow in grace and in a knowledge of our Saviour, Lord Jesus, so that I me be His hand, His ear, His heart and His comfort to the many precious people that You have place in my life, in Jesus name I pray,
 
Amen

“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;”
(Colossians 4:2)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

Heavenly Father, help me I pray to conduct myself as is most expedient, with all wisdom and grace in my everyday life.. and help me to make the most of my opportunities to share about Jesus to those who have not yet heard of His gracious salvation. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.”
(Colossians 4:5)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 4:5

Loving Father my speech is not always gracious or seasoned with salt. Through You Spirit I pray that the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart is always acceptable to you so that I only say that which is pleasing to You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”
(Colossians 4:6)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 4:6

Heavenly Father, thank You for the godly example of servants like Tychicus, who gave comfort and encouragement to others and was a faithful man of prayer, whom You entrusted to fulfil Your plans and purposes through his life-example. Give me the grace to faithfully fulfil the work that You have called me to do, and I pray that I may continue earnestly in prayer, be vigilant in worship, give comfort and encouragement to others and in everything give thanksgiving and praise, for the honour of Your name – this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;”
(Colossians 4:8)
Source: Verse of the day for Colossians 4:8

Prayer Accountability in a Christian Home

Loving Lord, You have placed us all in families and have, by Your own authority, established Your own statutes and laws. Thank You for placing us all in families and for my own family, in particular.

Thank You for the clarity with which You have taught us in Your word how that family that is seeking to do Your will, behaves… and the rolls that each of us holds within our own special family unit.

Thank You Lord, that You are our Father and have authorised the man of the home to take the place of authority, as the head of the family - just as You yourself are the Head of the family of God. May the men who are in this responsible role behave in a manner that is pleasing to You, by treating their wives with love and respect and their children with loving discipline and wise counsel. May they each become men after Your own heart as they assume their God-given role in their own homes.

May wives be gentle and gracious and willing to act in the crucial role of helper that You, Yourself have graciously placed them – may wives reflect the great love that Christ had for the Father and the sweet gentleness of the Holy Spirit – just as Jesus demonstrated these qualities in His own life… by submitting graciously to the Father’s will and desiring to do only those things that are pleasing to Him Give wives wisdom in the way that they behave towards their men-folk and may they grow in grace more and more as they walk in the steps of the lovely Lord Jesus Christ – Who was so full grace and truth.

Thank You for the heritage and gift of children, who we understand are a gift from God – a gift that has been lent from the Lord and a gift that You have graciously placed in so many families. And we pray that You would give all parents the grace and wisdom to teach and discipline their children in loving-kindness– and may the children themselves respect their parents and recognise the privilege they have in being part of a godly family unit. Loving Lord thank You for my family – and into YOUR hands I commit my family, from this day forward, even for evermore.

Amen
“And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.”
(Colossians 4:17)
Category: Prayer for Accountability