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Colossians 1:9-14 (NIV)
9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
God is our strength, rescuing us from the powers that oppose us.
Wait upon the Lord.
Holy Lord, I need You. I cannot get through a single day without needing Your guidance and patience. Develop my faith so that I do good. Please fill me with Your spiritual wisdom and understanding, fruitfulness and endurance. Give me your discernment to know when it is You compared to my selfish desires, when I need to respond compared to wait for Your response, and when I need to persevere compared to letting go. Protect me from evil, hatred, and darkness and instead be consumed with thankfulness and joy. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.