The Power of One Prayer
So here’s the 30 day challenge that we’re taking at Seneca Creek. Spend the next month bringing the power of prayer to focus on what is important to God. What are HIS plans and purposes? Since he created us, maybe he knows what’s really important. And if we can understand what’s important to God, then we’ll be able to see what’s important for us. To help do that, we’re encouraging everyone to use the following prayer, based on Colossians 1:9-13
God, I pray that you would fill me with the knowledge of your purposes & will. I pray you would do this so that I could live a life worthy of you, and please you in every way. I pray that my life be characterized by good deeds, by personal spiritual growth, by godly strength to patiently endure, and by joyful gratitude
This prayer could start a revolution in your life! So why not give it a try? What do you have to lose? I can’t wait to see what God will do.
Posted on May 31, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
Dear Mark,Thought you would be interested what was in Ken Copelands e mail devotional today."What a time of monumental decisions and changes we're living in. If there ever was a day when you and I must know God's will and purpose for our lives, it's now. In fact, nothing else is going to work! God is changing and rearranging things, lining them up for the endtime move of the Spirit. If you're going to keep up, you must know God's perfect plan for your life–and how to carry it out in His power! How do you do that? Through prayer. In fact, God has provided us a prayer in His Word that we can use to receive the wisdom and understanding we need for this critical time. You'll find it in Colossians 1:9-11: "For this cause we…do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of [God's] will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness." In recent months, God has instructed Gloria and me to pray that prayer for our ministry partners and for ourselves every day. It's a powerful, Holy Ghost-inspired prayer that will not only enable you to know what God's will is, but to have the wisdom and understanding to carry it out. Once we get a glimpse of God's will for our lives in the Spirit, let's not mess things up by trying to carry it out in the flesh. Let's not try to build the house ourselves and end up doing it all in vain. Instead, let the Lord build the house in His power. Pray this prayer that God has given us. It was written in the New Testament for you. Put your name in it. It's a prayer you can be sure God will answer. Put it to work in your life daily and God will fill you with His knowledge and understanding!"Interesting how God gives similar messages to different streams in the body of Christ.________________________________________Scripture Study: Colossians 1:9-22