Together in Christ: 'Encouragement We Need' — Colossians 1:2

Friday, July 28, 2023

We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
— Colossians 1:2 NLT

Key Thought

This simple sentence provides us the perfect example of the best thing we can do for other believers:

  • Pray for them.
  • Give thanks for them.
  • Let them know we are doing this for them.
  • Emphasize this is an ongoing, regular commitment.
  • Back up our words with our consistent, loving prayers and thanksgivings for them.

So, let me encourage us with these words of Jesus:

"Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them." [2]
[1] John 13:17.

Today's Prayer

Lead me to people, dear Father, who need my encouragement and prayers. Then use me to bless them with regular, consistent, and thankful prayer so they know they are not alone in trying to follow Jesus. I pray this in his name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12, 2:16-17, 3:16-18


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Illustration of Colossians 1:2 NLT — We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

About This Devotional

Together in Christ is a daily devotional that focuses on what Scripture teaches about godly living in relationships.

'Together in Christ' is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.