“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.”–Colossians 1:9-12
As March rolls in and spring peeks its head around the corner, I find myself feeling a little tuckered out. The first two months of the year have felt very busy, even though I feel like I’ve gotten very little done during them. I’m sure I’m not the only one. We all go through seasons of busyness; times when we feel like we’re giving out more than we’re taking in. Times when we have to reach pretty far down to pull a cup of energy from the base of our reserves.
Paul understood what it was like to be weary. And he also knew the power of prayer in those moments when we’re feeling a little empty. Over and over in his letters, we see Paul shower the churches he wrote to in prayer, and we see him ask for their prayer in return. Prayer is powerful. It brings us closer to the Father, and closer to each other as a result. By praying for each other, we can offer encouragement and strength to our fellow believers, whether they are standing beside us or on the other side of the globe.
So today, I want to take a moment to shower our Write2Ignite community in prayer. Whether your are in a moment of joy and praise, or a season of challenge and weariness, I hope this prayer encourages you to keep moving forward in faith.
A Prayer for My Fellow Writers:
May the Lord bless you and strengthen you today. Wherever you may be, I pray that the Lord gives you courage to speak the truth in boldness and in love. May you be filled with the Father’s peace and with His compassion, so that whatever you face today and whomever you speak to, you can respond with kindness and gentleness.
I pray that the Lord would fill you with wisdom. May He give you the words to say when you aren’t sure what to speak or what to write. May He give you guidance in your life and in your calling, laying a message upon your heart and filling you with the strength to share your voice. May you grow in knowledge and understanding, so that in doing so, you can grow in your faith as well.
I pray that you would be filled with hope and with joy, surrounded by the comfort of the Father’s presence. In each moment, may you remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made; a member of the body of Christ and a partaker in both His death and resurrection and the great promises to come. In all things, may you remember that this life may be fleeting, but we serve a God who is good, and who is eternal, and who loves you. He loves you with an enduring, unwavering love that will never fade. Will never falter.
May the Lord bless your writing; may He lead you to opportunities to encourage, to share love, to share hope, and to bring joy with your words. May He guide you in truth and help you shine as a light for Him.
In all this, I pray that the Lord will strengthen you according to His glorious might, giving you perseverance and patience to keep running down the path He has laid before you. I’m grateful for this community of writers and praise the Lord for all that He is doing in you.
May the Lord be glorified in all we do. Amen.