Key Text: Philippians 1:9-11
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
Imagine someone is praying for you – as indeed they might be.
What are they praying for?
- That God bring you healing and comfort?
- That you find the answer to some difficult question with which you are struggling?
- That you find new direction for your life?
- That you come to a deeper faith in God?
They might be praying for any number of things.
When Paul prayed for the Philippian church he asked that their love of God “may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,” so that they might be “able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ…”
What a wonderful prayer!
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all grow this way?
- In our love of God
- In our understanding and insight
- Filled with the fruit of righteousness
- All to the glory and praise of God
We all need others to pray for us – and we need to be in prayer for others.
Maybe this week, we can all pray as Paul did for the Philippian believers.
And may God graciously answer that prayer.