Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Friday, April 10, 2015
Raised with Christ? Pray with Christ, Too!
I was moved today. By today’s verses from the liturgical daily prayer book, that is.
I read Colossians 3:1-4, and had to re-read the passage several times to start to grasp the implication of it. Wow! Just one or two of these ideas is enough to set me back on my heels. But, with all of the things presented here? I need to take them slowly, little by little.
Wait a minute. Isn’t that a good way to digest scriptural principles?
First, I have been raised with Christ. Paul says so. (He goes further into it earlier in chapter 2, where he talks about being raised by faith in God’s working.) That alone is worth meditating on! But, wait! There’s more. Another idea I was transfixed by is that my life is now hidden with Christ Jesus in God. It’s almost like I am held in Jesus’ hand, and God the Father has God’s hands are wrapped around Jesus’s hands.
If I were to think about the other principles in this short passage, I might overload. I suspect these two are sufficient. Good thing that the Apostle Paul can write in this dense, sober manner, since I have my choice of which concepts to think about, and pray about.
Let’s pray. Dear Lord, gracious God, thank You for these good and gracious words. Help me to make them foundational principles and cause my words to be reflections of the words You want me to say. Help me—help us to live like You, the Resurrection way. In Jesus’ risen name we pray, amen.
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