And this I pray: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

I have wrtten about Epaphras before, but I believe we can learn alot by his example.

He is only mentioned 4 times, in the Word, 3 of which are in Colossians.  We find Paul singing his praise, so he must have had something on the ball.

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Paul called him a fellow servant;  a love, or bond slave of Jesus.  Who spoke of the church of the Colossians as having a love of the Spirit.

Who was Epaphras? 
our dear fellowservant,”
“who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;”
Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.”
Epaphras:  “saluteth you,”
“always labouring fervently for you in prayers,”
“For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you,”

This causes Paul and those with him to pray for the church.  (Colossians 1).  For this cause…..Why?     Because Epaphras:  

he hath a great zeal for you.”

If we could only pray this simple prayer one for another…the Church would grow strong again in  the Power of our Lord.

To pray:
that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.”

Few words, such power…stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

A simple prayer, that will change the course of peoples lives.  To find and be in Gods perfect will….  

Lord, please help me….

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I pray that “you will stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.”

3 thoughts on “And this I pray: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

  1. I have never noticed the name Epaphras in the Colossians even though I have read Colossians a couple of times at least. Thank you for helping me notice and also for guiding me to read this portion once more and with a new understanding.
    Susie

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