Friday, April 18, 2014

Epaphras Praying by Kim Wright (Col.3:1-17)

Every Friday, we will be wrestling in prayer over our children. Click HERE to read Kim Wright's post that started the concept of Epaphras praying.

Read Colossians 3:1-17 personalizing these verses in prayer for your children.

V 1 Since my children have been raised with Christ, help them to set their hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at your right hand.

V 2 Father, please help them to set their minds on things above, not on earthly things.

V 5 Help my kids put to death whatever belongs to their earthly nature:  sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.

V 8 Help my children to rid themselves of all such things as these:  anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language form their lips.

V 9 Help them not to lie. Help them to take off their old selves with its practices

V 10 and help them to put on the new self, which is being renewed in the knowledge in the image of you, their creator.

V 12 Help my children to remember that they are your chosen ones, holy and dearly loved. Help them to clothe themselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

V 13 Help my kids to bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances they may have against each other (and other Christians). Help them to forgive others as Christ has forgiven them.

V 14 And over all these virtues, help them to put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

V 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in their hearts, and help them to be thankful.

V 16 Let the Word of Christ dwell in them richly as they teach and admonish others (and each other) with all wisdom, and as they sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in their hearts for You.

V 17 And whatever my kids do, whether in word or deed, help them to do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

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