You Can Pray with Passion!
What are you passionate about? Is there one thing that gets you excited every time? What is your passion? These are the things you talk about when your face lights up. This is why you sacrifice your time and energy. It is your passion. You can pray with passion!
Paul talks about Epaphras in the book of Colossians. Epaphras prayed earnestly, fervently, and constantly for his friends back home. He interceded with God, the Father in heaven, for his friends and family. Epaphras asks God to make them strong and perfect. This is something we can pray for ourselves and for our loved ones.
We can pray that we all continue to mature and have confidence when we know the will of God for our lives. We can ask God to show us our next steps so we will know where and how to move next. Worry flees from us. And anxiety scatters before us.
You can pray with passion!
Let us sing to the Lord and sing with passion. When we praise Him, everything is in its rightful place.
Lord God, fill our hearts with Your peace and joy. Help us to sing to You praises about Your glory and greatness. You are the Almighty God who saves us and keeps us near You. Let us feel Your presence in our lives. Make us bold with joy and not afraid to express that joy.
Show us our spiritual journey and give us hope for tomorrow. Make us stand tall with confidence as we face our day and the night terrors. We urge You to awaken our passions within us. Give the next step to take and show us how to do it.
We praise You, Lord God. Thank You for Your love and care for us.
Psalm 33:1-3 Release your heart’s joy in sweet music to the Eternal. When the upright passionately sing glory-filled songs to Him, everything is in its right place. Worship the Eternal with your instruments, strings offering their praise; write awe-filled songs to Him on the 10-stringed harp. Sing to Him a new song; play each the best way you can, and don’t be afraid to be bold with your joyful feelings.
Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, another one of your hometown fellows and a servant of Jesus the Anointed sends his regards and wants you to know how passionately and sincerely he speaks to the Lord about you. He prays for your spiritual journey, that you will continue to mature and stand tall in the kind of confidence that comes from knowing God’s will.