Week 3: Interceding for Zion’s Rebuilding Project

Scripture Reading: Colossians 1:1-23
Key Verse: Colossians 1:9-11
9 …We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,

More than a physical building, the true growth of a church is reflected in the lives of its members. Paul prays for the church in Colossae. He prays so that the Colossians “may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way.”

How would such a life look like? A life worthy of God and pleasing to him is one who is…
• Bearing fruit in every good work
• Growing in the knowledge of God
• Having great endurance and patience from God’s power

And how do we pray to get there? Paul and Timothy “continually ask God to fill [the Colossians] with the knowledge of his will.” And this knowledge is given “through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives.” As Zion prepares for our rebuilding project, let’s learn to pray this prayer so that we may be spiritually ready to possess the new building!

Prayer Points
  • More than a physical building, the true growth of a church is reflected in the lives of its members. Paul prays for the church in Colossae. He prays so that the Colossians “may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way.”How would such a life look like? A life worthy of God and pleasing to him is one who is…
    • Bearing fruit in every good work
    • Growing in the knowledge of God
    • Having great endurance and patience from God’s power

    And how do we pray to get there? Paul and Timothy “continually ask God to fill [the Colossians] with the knowledge of his will.” And this knowledge is given “through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives.” As Zion prepares for our rebuilding project, let’s learn to pray this prayer so that we may be spiritually ready to possess the new building!