Tuesday, July 30th


“Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings.  He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.”  Colossians 4:12 

Dear Jesus, I love it that Paul tells us about a man who wrestled for the Colossians in prayer.  What love!  What dedication!  It’s the opposite of Cain, who said, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”  I am thinking of many different loved ones and Christian friends that I hope will stand firm against temptation, who will triumph over themselves to love their family and friends with a Christ-like love, who will live in hope and not doubt, who will stand firm against the onslaughts of naysayers and worldly critics.  I pray for them but I want to wrestle for them in prayer.  Lord, help them give them spiritual discernment.  Make them prosper even in the dry desert times of their lives.  Show yourself strong in their behalf.  Give them grace to cover their guilt and grace to strengthen them when they are weak.  Help them find the good in everything too.  Make them a shining light like yourself.  Amen. 

A friend gets your back by kneeling their behind you in prayer for you.