A Prayer for My Brothers and Sisters in Christ
Heavenly Father, I thank You for all of my sisters and brothers in Christ, and this is my continuous prayer for them according to Your Word:
As they continue their journey in life, I ask that You give them complete knowledge of Your Will, with spiritual wisdom and understanding so the way they live will always honor and please You as they bear your fruit and continue to grow in your knowledge which causes them to know You better (Col.1:9-11).
I also pray in accordance with Your Word that my brothers and sisters will be strengthened with all Your glorious power for the endurance and patience needed to be filled with joy and always thanking You (vs.11-12). Remind them, Father, that You have rescued them from the Kingdom of Darkness and taken them into the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus, who purchased their freedom and forgave their sins (Vs.13). Help every person who receives this prayer, to follow and trust You through each test and trial, so their roots can continue to grow down into You so their lives and faith are built on the truth of what You taught them (Col. 2:7).
Father, help my brothers and sisters devote themselves to prayer with an alert mind and thankful heart (Col. 4:2). I pray that You give them many opportunities to share the Gospel of Christ and proclaim Your message as clearly as they should (Col. 4:3). Help them live wisely and make the most of every opportunity (Col. 4:5; Eph. 5:16). Father, make my brothers and sisters strong and perfect, confident that they are following Your whole Will so they are sure to carry out the ministry you’ve given them (1 Tim. 4:11-16).
Flood their hearts, Father, with light to understand the confident hope You have given them (Ps. 90, 91, 92; Eph. 1, 2). Help them understand the incredible greatness of Your power, as they believe in You and Your promises. Remind them that this is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at Your right hand as head over all things (Rom. 8:11). In the light of happiness and the darkness of trials, let them remember Your Word that has been planted in the ground of their hearts so that it will strengthen, soothe, and calm their spirits and bring forth Your fruit.
Remind my brothers and sisters who pray this prayer that they are Your masterpiece and that You created them anew in Christ so they can do the good things You have planned (Ephesians 2:10). Because You created them to do good things, I pray that You empower them with inner strength from Your glorious unlimited resources. I pray my brothers and sisters continue to trust You so Christ our Lord may make His home in their hearts, growing their love for You, to keep them strong (Ephesians 3:17-19). And as they have overcome, may they further understand how wide, how long, and how deep Your love runs for them and that they may know that neither death nor life, angels nor demons, present or future worries, the powers of hell nor in the sky above or on the earth below…Absolutely nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from your love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:31-39). Father, I thank you that even now, you are enabling them to experience your love, power, and soundness of mind in a deeper way- completing the fullness of life and power that comes only from You. To you be all glory honor and praise!
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Cooperation with the Holy Spirit
I thank you for your love and dedication to me. I ask that you teach me how to cooperate with the grace that you give me so that I may experience a life of victory over my mind, my flesh and the enemy.
In Jesus name amen.
Confession for Spiritual Fullness in Christ (According to Colossians 2:6-15)
I declare, according to Colossians 2:6-15, that just as I have received Christ Jesus as Lord, I will continue to live my life in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as I’ve been taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
I will see to it that no one takes me captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.
I believe, therefore I confess that in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ I have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. In him I was also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. I confess that my whole self, ruled by the flesh was put off when I was circumcised by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which I was also raised with him through my faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.
I believe that when I was dead in my sins and in the uncircumcision of my flesh, God made me alive with Christ. He forgave me all my sins, having canceled the charge of my legal indebtedness, which stood against me and condemned me; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
In Jesus name, Amen