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Colossal Appetite Part 2

May 8, 2008

When I read biblical prayers (or text referencing prayer like the one below from Colossians 1:3-8), I am reminded how easy it is to pray. Yes, it can be painful or overwhelmingly sad or nearly impossible in some circumstances. But I talking about the simplicity of the act itself. It requires so little of us and offers us so much in return — the loving ear of our Father, intercession by the Holy Spirit, One who will carry our burdens and give us rest, the joy of remembering and loving others in prayer, sanctification, and hope.

 

So why then do I pray so little?

Thanksgiving and Prayer

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth, just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. [2] He is a faithful minister of Christ on your [3] behalf and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.

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