The apostle Paul did not know the people in the Colossian church personally, but that did not stop him from praying for them specifically. However, Paul’s prayers do not sound like the typical prayer meeting in churches today, where there always seems to be a lot of prayer for brother Whodaddy’s body aches and pains.
Instead, Paul prayed that the Colossians might be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding (Colossians 1:9). Sounds lofty, doesn’t it? Actually, Paul simply prayed that they would know and apply God’s truth to their everyday life.
Is prayer still a mystery to you? Read Paul’s New Testament prayers and learn from him how to pray for others.