Dear ones, who prayed with me today for the G’s thorugh the H’s in our Seven Day Prayer List at OGC?
My prayer for each, among other things, was Col. 1:9-12.
9 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, 10 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. 11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
D. A. Carson got me fired up today with this thought from A Call to Spiritual Reformation:
If we are to improve our praying, we must strengthen our loving. As we grow in disciplined, self-sacrificing love, so we will grow in intercessory prayer. Superficially fervent prayers devoid of such love are finally phone, hollow, shallow (p. 85).
Beloved, let us love one another well by praying for one another daily.
How about having “A Call To Spiritual Reformation” as a “Book-of-the-Month” recommendation, or better still, required reading for Discover OGC classes? Truly, we can't get enough of its contents!