A little more on prayer

Colossians 1: 9-11

9   We do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

10   that you might walk worthy of the Lord in all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

11   strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness…

It goes on, both before these verses and after.   Paul sees no reason to use 50 words when 100 will do. Okay, he was a Jewish pharisee, I guess that’s part of the job description.

Suffice it to say, praying for the salvation of unsaved loved ones, and a deeper relationship with the Father for those who already know Him, are pretty safe and sincere prayers.

But we are human and we do want health and safety for our loved ones.  We have the ear of a Heavenly Father who loves us and who wouldn’t be on their face before the Lord when their child is missing?

Yes, we absolutely do want God’s will, and we accept that Gods is going to do what He has planned, but does that mean we can’t ask our loving Father to protect our child and bring them back to us? Does it mean we can’t ask our heavenly Father about things that weigh on our hearts. I may pray for something for years and it may or may not happen I still have the privilege to ask knowing He has the world in His hands and will work all things together for good for my life and those I love.

I’m interested in your thoughts.

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