Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae:  Grace to you and peace from God our Father.  We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
when we pray for you.
Colossians 1:1-3

Although Paul had never been to Colossae, what he heard about the believers there caused his heart to rejoice and to respond by praying continual blessing upon them.

I encourage you to do the same thing. When you hear something good about someone, pray for him. My tendency is to pray for those I hear are hurting or backsliding. That is needed indeed, but it’s also vital to pray for people who are doing well because the enemy will inevitably launch an attack against them in order to destroy their witness and tear down their testimony.

Be like Paul. When you hear or see someone doing well, thank the Lord for him and intercede on his behalf.


This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book “A Days Journey” by Pastor Jon. “A Days Journey” is a collection of 365 short devotions from the New Testament.