A Great Little Prayer

This morning in Colossians 4, I read about someone “wrestling in prayer.” Epaphras, one of Paul’s fellow servants of the Lord, was praying for the people of Colossae like this in verse 12: He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. 

I begin to see my role as wife, mother, friend, teacher (everywhere I go) as someone who now wrestles in prayer for you. And what a prayer! Can you imagine living your life as one standing firm, mature and fully assured? I pray that for you. I pray that for me.

I love that Greek verb that means to labor earnestly. It looks like “agonize” in the Greek and denotes a sense of zeal, of strenuous battling for something. Might I pray like this? Might I give my children and husband the assurance that someone in their life prays for them like this?

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