A Life Changing Prayer

(The Prayer of Paul and Timothy for the church of Colosse)

(All Scripture is from The Amplified Bible)

The Prayer

Colossians 1:9-14 – For this reason, since the day we heard about it, we have not stopped praying for you, asking [specifically] that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [with insight into His purposes], and in understanding [of spiritual things], so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord [displaying admirable character, moral courage, and personal integrity], to [fully] please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing in the knowledge of God [with deeper faith, clearer insight and fervent love for His precepts]; [we pray that you may be] strengthened and invigorated with all power, according to His glorious might, to attain every kind of endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints (God’s people) in the Light.

For He has rescued us and has drawn us to Himself from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption [because of His sacrifice, resulting in] the forgiveness of our sins [and the cancellation of sins’ penalty].

James 5:15 – “The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].”   

  • Asking – you have to ask

James 4:2 – “You do not have because you do not ask.”   

1 John 5:14 – “And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us.”   

  • What is God’s will?
  • God’s Word is His will

1 John 5:15 And if (since) we [positively] know that He listens to us in whatever we ask, we also know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted us as our present possessions] the requests made of Him.”   

  • That you may be filled

Colossians 1:9 – “that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things.”  

  • You need to know your Father

Matthew 6:33 – “But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.” Amplified Version                

  • You need to know God’s way of doing things

2 Chronicles 15:2 – “the Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him, craving Him as your soul’s first necessity], He will be found by you.”  

Proverbs 8:17 – “I love those who love me, and those who seek me early and diligently shall find me.” 

Jeremiah 29:11-13 – “For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.  Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you. Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”  

  • How do you get to know someone?
  • Spending time with God
  • Prayer is a dialogue – not a monologue
  • This is not your home
  • Kingdom Principles (Laws)
  • You are an ambassador (a representative) of Jesus
  • That you may walk

Colossians 1: 10 – That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition].

  • You have to pray it out
  • You have to walk it out
  • It is a walk – one step at a time
  • Start right where you are
  • That you may be “invigorated”

Colossians 1:11 – “[We pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy.”

  • You may not feel like it
  • It hurts the flesh
  • Do it because it is the right thing to do
  • Do it because you love Jesus
  • Call those things which are not as though they are (Romans 4:19)
  • Do not allow others to speak the contrary over you
  • Giving thanks for the Father

Colossians 1:12 – “Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God’s holy people) in the Light.”

  • Satan is a liar

Colossians 1:13-14 – “[The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in Whom we have our redemption through His blood, [which means] the forgiveness of our sins.”

Colossians 2:15 – “[God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross].”

  • Remember who you are
  • The son or daughter of the Great and Almighty God Jehovah
  • You sit in heavenly places
  • Remind Satan of who he is not
  • He wants to take your anointing
  • You do not have to live in his kingdom
  • You do not have to be in bondage to his laws and rules
  • This is God’s Will for You
  • Start right where you are
  • Pray this prayer daily
  • Speak the Word out loud
  • Believe for these things to be manifested in your life
  • Receive them.  They belong to you
  • Listen for the Holy Spirit to begin speaking to you
  • EXPECT THE GLORY!

God, I ask that I may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of Your will in all spiritual wisdom (in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of You) and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things.  That I may walk (live and conduct myself) in a manner worthy of God, fully pleasing to You and desiring to please You in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of You (with fuller, deeper and clearer insight, acquaintance and recognition.)  I pray that I may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of Your glory, (to exercise) every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy, giving you thanks Father, for You have qualified and made me fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (Your holy people) in the Light.  Father, You have delivered and drawn me to Yourself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and have transferred me into the kingdom of the Son of Your love, Jesus, My Lord and Savior, in Whom I have my redemption through His blood, (which means) the forgiveness of my sins.

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