Passage: Colossians 4:2-9
Prayer: Father, the power of prayer is often overlooked and under practiced. Too often we converse with others more than we ever pray to you. We experience a hundred different conversations, whether through letter, phone call, or personal meetings in a given day but spend the briefest of time in dialogue with you. Perhaps it is because we feel the need to make prayer special, with its own special place and its own special time that we miss the give and take of its importance throughout our day? Perhaps we see it as so holy of an exercise that a busy heart and mind is not adequate for such sacred exchange? And yet it is because of such restrictions that we find ourselves hardly spending time with you! So awaken us to the fact that your Spirit lives constantly within us, ever ready to join us in the very moments of life when prayer is needed. Show us how to practice your presence and enjoy your company throughout the day. And, dear Father, help us to call upon others often and always to join us in prayer for a thousand needs that intersect in our lives that demand attention and call for intercession. Prayer is truly the lifeline, the slender nerve that moves the muscles of Omnipotence to action! So teach us to ramp up more and more, both a personal and cooperate life of prayer, so that a greater sense of your presence and power is released to do ministry and perform miracles in our midst; so that a more intimate relationship can be formed between your people and yourself. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.