Prayer for Colossians 1

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

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,

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“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,

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“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

Prayer Of Gratitude For Teachers

Dear Lord, as I look back over the years, I want to thank You for the many teachers that You placed in my path and for the wonderful ways that so many of the, have influenced me for good, down through the pages of my life.
 
Thank You for the way that some have equipped me to look at life and encouraged me to reach out to fulfil the potential that was within and have enabled my hidden gifts and talents to blossom and flourish for the benefit of others and to Your glory.
 
Thank You for those that helped me to focus on the task at hand even when it seemed tedious, knowing that I have been enabled to achieve goals that appeared to be beyond my grasp and achieve objectives that seemed out of reach.
 
Thank You for the teachers that taught me compassion and brought me into a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and thank You for those, that led me deeper into the Christian life and even corrected me when I started to err from the truth.
 
I pray that You would use me to be a teacher and an encouragement to others whom You  may place in my path and may I faithfully fulfil Your commandment to love as Christ loved us, and to offer my life to You as a sacrifice of thanksgiving and praise – this I ask in Jesus name,
 
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“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)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

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