9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
What a great prayer Paul leaves his readers with. God is love and how often do we find ourselves either forgetting how much God loves us and or because we plainly don’t fathom the depth and insight of His love for us. In these couple of verses Paul is praying that his readers will grow in knowledge and depth of God’s love for us. It is through this insight of His love for us that we will know God’s heart and be able to discern what is best for us rendering us pure and blameless. Such an outflow of God’s love will also result in us having the fruit of righteousness, which in turn will give God all the glory. What an amazing prayer it is to pray for our Christian community and for us too (Josh).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God, Jesus and people?
- What stands out to you in particular and why?
- How can you apply this truth in your life?
- Who do you know who can benefit from hearing this story or truth?
Use a specific part of your daily commute as a prayer prompt. Perhaps you pass the same landmark or station every day; or maybe your journey involves a few different types of transport. Build a connection, so that when you reach a certain part of your journey, you’re prompted to pray for a certain situation or people.