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Colossians 1:9-12

9 For this reason we also, from the day we heard about you, have not ceased praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
10 so that you may live worthily of the Lord and please him in all respects – bearing fruit in every good deed, growing in the knowledge of God,
11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might for the display of all patience and steadfastness, joyfully
12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the saints’ inheritance in the light.


Key Words and phrases:

For this reason – the growing faith and love mentioned earlier

Praying for you – below are the contents of the prayer

  • Be filled with knowledge of his will
  • In spiritual wisdom
  • In understanding

So that – the purposes of the prayer are below

  • To live worthily
  • To please the Lord in all ways
  • Bear fruits in good deeds
  • Grow in more knowledge
  • Being strengthened with all power by His glorious might
  • Display patience and steadfastness
  • Joyfully give thanks to the Father


Prayer listening method – a method where you write what you think God would say to you after meditating and studying a Bible passage.  It is a Bible application tool. 

Are we growing in the knowledge of His will?

Bob, I know you want to please me. That desire to live worthily has come from my Spirit. But I want to completely fill you to the brim with the knowledge of my will so you will bear fruit, display patience and steadfastness, be strengthened, and give me thanks.  But you have to do your part to grow in this knowledge.  

My apostles and prophets recorded my words, and the words were preserved through the copies that were distributed around the known world. My servants then gathered the copies, compared them, and translated them into your language. More servants distributed them to you to read. You have my revealed written words so you can grow in the knowledge of my will. It took my servants great labor to bring you my words.  But will you read them?  Will you meditate on them day and night as my servant David?  Be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. 

Do you know some friends who are struggling in life. Pray for them that they will learn my revealed will through my written revelation – my Holy Bible.