Our scripture this morning is Colossians 1:3-6.
“We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all of God’s people, which come from your confident hope of what God has reserved for you in heaven. You have had this expectation ever since you first heard the truth of the Good News. This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace.”
Paul tells those who read this letter that he and his companions pray for them. Prayer is such an awesome gift from God and such an important part of our faith. It is the means for us individually and collectively to share our hopes and fears with Him.
Jesus demonstrated how essential prayer is for us through His practice of going off alone to talk to God. The last thing He does before His arrest is to pray, it is also the last thing He does before His death on the cross. No matter what is going on in our lives, we know God hears our prayers.
How we pray, where we pray or when we pray are not as important as being in touch with God. We aren’t telling Him anything He doesn’t already know, but when we pray we become part of the healing process, for ourselves and others. Make the time regularly to go to God in prayer.
Loving Lord, we are thankful to be able to come to you in prayer. Bless us to share the Good News and the joy of being in contact with You. In Your name we pray. Amen.