This is the” I Grow series” in the Christian life that has a core value towards vibrancy and influence. The foundation of prayer being saved by accepting the gift of Jesus as a child of God is foundational to having a successful prayer life! Jesus was submissive to his heavenly Father, therefore performed his ministry on earth according to what he heard from God Almighty. Who is all Good. And Jesus prayed without seizing which enabled him to live in the submissive will of his loving Father. A Christian is called to do the same.Unfaithfulness in this area is a symptom of other spiritual problems, which may indicate a lack of conviction .We must pray always .The fervency of prayer Paul says that Ephesians were always wrestling in prayer for the Colossian believers. This struggle was due to the cost involved. Prayer is costly. It demands time and energy.We are in spiritual battle! The focus of prayer!His praying was not focused on selfish desires! His focus was on the spiritual development of the Colossian believers! However praying for self and family can not be ignored either. The prophets in the holy Scriptures prayed like prayers.Intercessory prayer because the believers were intercessors for the Colossian Church.
Epaphras prayed for other believers and encouraged them to pray.
Prayers helped the church to accomplish Colossians 4:12 , ” Epaphras who is one of you ,a brother of Christ ,greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers ,that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God” . Colossian 3:12-13″Therefore as the elect of God ,holy and beloved, Put on tender mercies,kindness, humility, meekness, long suffering ;bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if anyone has a compliant against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do”. This is the character of a new man.