One Prayer That Gives Others 7 Progressive Gifts

As Dan and I took five minutes this morning to pray together and read Colossians 1:9-12 we discovered that there are seven benefits that our prayers for each other provide for us. Keep in mind that while I am speaking of marriage partners in this blog, this same principle can be applied to anyone we pray for. Paul prayed the following for the Colossae church and we can do the same for our spouse and anyone else in our life. Look what results… ID-10032847

We continually ask God to fill you (person’s name) with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives” (Colossians 1:9b)

As we continued to read we saw 7 Progressive Gifts in verses 10-12 that our life will gain because of this one powerful prayer that Paul modeled. Because I have prayed this wonderful prayer for Dan and he for me, our day will include…

  1. …living a life worthy of the Lord.
  2. …pleasing the Lord in every way.
  3. ….bearing fruit in every good work that we do today.
  4. …growing in the knowledge of God.
  5. …strength with all power according to God’s glorious riches (no limits).
  6. …great endurance and patience.
  7. …a joyful thanks to our Father in Heaven.

What a great gift I could give him and one he gave me. In the midst of all these awesome gifts, God uses this prayer time between husband and wife to bind two hearts as one in His name. Praying together is the perfect reflection of a “…A cord of three strands not easily broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:12).  Give the gift of prayer to your spouse today!  It’s priceless!

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