Praying… Philippians 1:9-11

Posted by occwebsite
13th Jan 2021

Paul shows us how he prays for the believers in Philippi. Here are the NIV & The Message translations of Philippians 1:9-11.

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. NIV

So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush. Live a lover’s life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus will be proud of: bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God. MSG

This week, pray this way for one another. Be praying this way when you are…

  • talking with others in person (although that will not be happening too much with the current restrictions),
  • on the phone,
  • texting,
  • emailing,
  • video calling (on whatever platform),
  • on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, MeWe or other social media platform.

We are praying this way so that Jesus’ life and joy and love would overflow in and through us, for the glory of God’s name.