Wrestle in Prayer for All Those in Your Crew

Colossians 4:6, 8, 12, 17—Prayers for the Church

Wrestle in Prayer for All Those in Your Crew
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts. Epaphras is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. Complete the ministry you have received in the Lord.
(Colossians 4:6, 8, 12, 17)

Lord, bless me to make the most of every opportunity, be it at work, at home, or among the crew when we assemble to worship you. Let my conversation always be full of grace and seasoned with salt. Your salt is truth and good for the preserving of our soul. Your grace is love and good for preserving our hope in you. May I in all ways at all times offer your grace mixed with your truth. When I do this, I will know how to answer everyone.

Lord, may I send prayers, words, and others to my brothers and sisters for the exact purpose of encouraging their hearts. When I send words of encouragement, I water the seed others have sown. May my words nourish and nurture the hearts of those who hear my voice and read what I write.

Lord, may I always wrestle in prayer for all those in our crew, in my family, and community. May I pray on their behalf that they may stand firm in ALL your will and remain mature and fully assured of the hope we have in you.

Lord, may I see to it that I complete the work I have received from you. 

Amen and amen. 

Pray for Open Doors

Colossians 4:2-4 — Prayers for the Church

Pray for Open Doors Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. (Colossians 4:2-4)

Lord, bless me to be devoted to prayer, for this is the key to hearing from you—for receiving instructions for how to live a god-filled life. 

Bless me to be watchful in all matters.

Bless me to be thankful at all times.

Bless me to be humble enough to ask for prayers from others.

Bless me to be bold enough to pray for those in need with your confidence, peace, and faith.

Bless me to ask for open doors where I might proclaim your good news, truth, love, grace, and mercy. 

Bless me to boldly proclaim the mystery of Christ and all the words of my Lord and savior Jesus, his father, and my God—and that I do so clearly.  

This is as it should be. This is your will. 

Amen and amen.

May Our Work Be a Worship Offering

Colossians 3:23-25—Prayers for the Church

May Our Work Be a Worship OfferingWhatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism. (Colossians 3:23-25)

Lord, may all my work be a worship offering to you. Bless me in all ways to have in mind what you desire and work with all my heart as though serving you. 

Bless me to work as though working to receive my inheritance from you, not men. It is you I serve. 

Should I do wrong, I expect to be paid in kind, for you do not show favoritism, but treat all men and women equal.

Praise Jesus, even when we do wrong, if we turn and confess, you are merciful to forgive us. Though our sins may leave a legacy of consequences, covered by your blood and in your righteousness, when we confess our sins, we no longer need to live in shame. 

Thank you Lord, that you do not hold our sins against us, but desire we live free of sin and in peace with you. 

Amen and amen.