Have you ever considered praying the Bible?  Below is my prayer for today based on Colossians 1:1-6.  I used a devotional format that is in Jean Fleming’s book, Feeding Your Soul (Amazon link) that I have previously written about here.  If you’ve never tried this, I’d recommend it.

Lord, God Almighty, grant that we might accept the place that you have for us in life and in your kingdom and that we might be faithful in all that we do so that you might be glorified in and through us.

May our lives be filled with thanksgiving for all that you’ve done and for what you’re doing.

May we hear of the faith and love with others and may our own lives be marked by the faith and love that springs from the hope that is stored up for us in heaven.  And where we are lacking, may you, by your sovereign grace and power, restore our faith, our hope, and our love.

May our lives and our teaching be true to your Gospel and may we not teach, accept, or allow any substitute “gospel” to supplant your truth.  And may we truly understand your grace so that your Gospel can grow and bear fruit in us and throughout the whole world.

Blessed be our triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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