In this sermon, Pastor Neil, give us more suggestions concerning what to pray for when you don’t know, outlining how we can pray for others. Here are some excerpts:
In Colossians 1:10-12, Paul gives us a picture of what a life worthy of the Lord looks like, a life that is pleasing to Him – the kind of life God desires us to live as the recipients of His grace. He names four traits of a God-centered, God-pleasing life:
These are qualities of a life that is pleasing to God, a life worthy of the Lord who has done everything for us and for our salvation. In response to all the gifts of His grace, what kind of lives are we to live?
The prophet Micah says: He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)
Do this and you will please God.
When you don’t know how to pray for someone, pray these things. Pray what Paul prayed for the Colossians– that we may all know the fullness of God’s revealed will for our lives; that we may all live lives worthy of His name. Pray that we may all please Him in every way. Because He is forever worthy.