Paul's letters allow us a glimpse into his prayer life. In his letter to the Colossians, he tells them that he thanks God the Father for them when he prays because "we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints" (Col 1:3-4). He goes on to say that he is "asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding" (verse 9). Then Paul goes on to tell of the result he expects to see from his prayers: that they "live a life worthy of the Lord, pleasing him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power . . . (having) great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father" (verses 10-11). Paul prays a short prayer, expecting great results.
For reflection: Am I praying this way for other people? Who needs this kind of prayer? My family? My pastor?
Let us pray. Father, I thank you for (my pastor), for his/her great faith and love for the community. I ask you to fill him/her with the knowledge of your will and that you bless him/her with all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.