Family is one of the benefits of being a part of the Church.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving.
Read - Colossians 4
Paul concludes this letter with a challenge to pray, both intercessory and personal prayerfulness resulting in thanksgiving to God. He goes through a list of individuals that serves as an update of well-being for those whom the recipients of this letter would consider to be faith family. Who is on your faith family list? Who is on that list that you might need to check in on?
Lord, I will remain committed to those within my faith family where You have placed me.
Philippians 4 is a similar call to prayer and thanksgiving.
It is God who opens and shuts doors therefore we pray earnestly to Him to do so. A common prayer of the Mended follower of Christ is to ‘open doors so that no man may shut them and close doors so that no man may open them’. In this way, we are praying to Know God and His will. Is there an area where a prayer like this could benefit your walk with Christ?