Paul’s prayer in Colossians 1 stood out to me recently. This is what he prays…
“[May you be] strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy…” (Col. 1:11)
Endurance and patience with joy. Endurance. And patience. With joy. That is what I need. That is what I sorely lack, especially in relationship with my adopted, special-needs child. And that is something only God–in his glorious might–can provide.
So this will be my prayer for myself, and for my family, as we start in to a new year. And this is also my prayer for you. The circumstances requiring endurance or patience for you may be very different than they are for me, but the need to persevere patiently is the same. If there’s a particular circumstance you would like to receive prayer for, please shoot me an email and I would be glad to pray for you.